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Extending <i>Pax Europea</i>

Loukas Tsoukalis

in What Kind of Europe?

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199279487
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602979 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199279489.003.0007
 Extending Pax Europea

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This chapter examines the prospects and implications of a common foreign policy in the EU. The EU exerts its strongest influence on other countries through the prospect of membership. This is the most effective way of extending Pax Europea, which carries with it peace, democracy, welfare, and a highly advanced form of joint management of interdependence. It is argued that the EU must define and defend its collective identity in the context of globalization, and in relation to the only remaining superpower. Its actions on the external front will have serious implications on the model of integration and the internal configuration of power.

Keywords: Europe; EU; foreign policy; Pax Europea

Chapter.  14483 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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