FORNET Working Group on Theories and Approaches

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std testing near me The working group analysed and discussed major CFSP developments from a theoretical perspective, taking up recent discussions about approaches such as institutionalism, intergovernmentalism, transgovernmentalism and constructivism. It linked the field of CFSP studies more closely to the broader concept of 'European governance' and identify its specific features.

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The second meeting of the working group was held at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) in Copenhagen on 12-13 November 2004. Click here for the agenda of the meeting [PDF] and click here for a list of participants [PDF].

The following documentation is available:

The first meeting of the working group was held at the LSE on 7-8 November 2003. Click here for the agenda of the meeting. Copies of the papers presented at the meeting are available below.

Papers presented at the first meeting of the working group:

Overview of Theories and Approaches in the Study of European Foreign Policy
Christopher Hill

Relations between Trade Policies and the CFSP/ESDP: theoretical aspects of the problem of coherence
Jess Pilegaard

Theoretical Approaches to the study of the EU as an actor in the multilateral system
Robert Kissack

Liberal intergovernmentalism and European Foreign Policy
Catherine Gegout

Theorising the Union’s Global role: A Constructivist Approach
Ben Tonra

Foreign Policy Analysis and collective foreign policy-making
Brian White

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