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Can the European Union be a pole in a multipolar world?

Smith, Karen E. ORCID: 0000-0002-2651-7193 (2013) Can the European Union be a pole in a multipolar world? International Spectator, 48 (2). pp. 114-126. ISSN 0393-2729

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03932729.2013.788378


Can the EU serve as a pole in a multipolar, interdependent international system? The EU will face three particular challenges operating in such a system: the challenge of re-establishing credibility after the euro crisis; the ever-present challenge of achieving unity among the member states; and the challenge of adapting foreign policy behaviour to match the new international environment. There is a risk that the EU could slide into irrelevance.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Istituto Affari Internazionale
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:39

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