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Beyond the civilian power debate

Smith, Karen E. (2005) Beyond the civilian power debate. Politique Europeénne, 1 (17). pp. 63-82. ISSN 1623-6297

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This article argues that the European Union is no longer a civilian power; instead it finds itself, like almost every other international actor on the planet, somewhere along a spectrum between two ideal-types of civilian and military power. But instead of debating what the European Union is (civilian power or not), we should move beyond this to analyse and debate what the EU does in international relations. The article suggests a few lines of enquiry to open that debate.

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Additional Information: (c) 2005 Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales de Sciences Po.
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Research centres and groups > European Foreign Policy Unit (EFPU)
Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2007

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