The EU-Thailand Relations
Tracing the Patterns of New Bilateralism
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
Since the mid-1990s a new foreign policy development known as new bilateralism has been observable despite the widely acknowledged political and economic advantages of multilateralism. This highly theoretical, in-depth study opens discussion of the implications of new bilateralism for international relations. The case study study of the EU-Thailand relations shows that—in times when multilateralism is in crisis—shifts towards a foreign policy pragmatism occur and that the prospects of bilateral engagement, identity formation, and rhetorical action facilitate such behavioral change.
II. Depicting New Bilateralism
III. The Conceptualization of New Bilateralism
IV. The EU, Thailand, and New Bilateralism
V. EU-Thailand Relations in the International Context