The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy

Defence and Enlargement

Omar Serrano

The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy

Omar Serrano

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

200 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $56.50 ISBN: 9789089645104 Published February 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
When it comes to formulating foreign and pan-European policies, the European Union faces myriad challenges. The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy is an incisive study of these difficulties and their origins. It pays particular attention to the ways internal EU debates are influenced by domestic politics and political actors who legitimize or constrain support for shared policies. Ultimately revealing whether a democratic deficit exists in EU foreign policy, this book will be required reading for scholars and policy makers interested in European affairs and international relations.

1 Introduction

2 Theorizing European Foreign Policy

A domestic approach to European foreign policy

The cases

3 Security and Defence Policies

3.1 Origins, evolution, and current state of affairs

Military and civilian operations

State of affairs

The Lisbon Treaty: from ESDP to CSDP

3.2 National priorities and capabilities



United Kingdom

The southern European states and ESDP

New Member States and ESDP

3.3 Statistical analysis

Data sources

Independent variables

Other variables


3.4 Instrumentalizing foreign policy? Government popularity and ESDP in France, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Romania

4 Enlargement

4.1 Domestic factors and enlargement

4.2 The workings of the enlargement process

4.3 Testing the argument

5 Conclusions


1 Enlargement: FSQCA Positive Outcome

2 Enlargement: FSQCA Absence of Outcome

3 Coding of FSQCA Conditions

4 Veto Players
5 ESDP: Operationalization and Measurement

6 ESDP Missions
7 Political Parties: ESDP
8 Political Parties: Enlargement

9 GDP per Capita
10 Unemployment

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