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In The Ideas and Practices of the European Union’s Structural Antidiplomacy, Steffen Bay Rasmussen offers a comprehensive analysis of EU diplomacy that goes beyond the functioning of the European External Action Service and discusses the sui generis nature of the EU as a diplomatic actor, the forms of bilateral and multilateral representation as well as the actor identity, founding ideas and meta-practices of EU diplomacy. The book employs a novel theoretical approach that distinguishes the social structures of diplomacy from the practices and meta-practices of diplomacy. Comparing EU diplomacy to the two theoretically constructed ideal types of Westphalian diplomacy and utopian antidiplomacy, Steffen Bay Rasmussen concludes that the EU’s international agency constitutes a new form of diplomacy called structural antidiplomacy.

.B.Woolcock@lse.ac.uk Received: 6 October 2010; revised: 21 April 2011; accepted: 21 April 2011 Summary The current special issue of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy is concerned with economic diplomacy. This article looks at the role that the European Union plays in economic diplomacy and shows that the EU’s role is essentially

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problems of coherence, is well adapted to the current patterns of diplomatic inter- action and the pursuit of EU strategic objectives, and indeed is more effective than a more unitary actor that was able to speak with a single voice in international relations. Keywords European Union (EU), diplomacy, public

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Introduction How much and in what ways has the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty changed the balance between economic diplomacy and diplomacy aimed at political and security objectives in European Union ( eu ) external policies? Considerable attention has been paid in the past five years to

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’s public diplomacy towards the Arab Spring supports the arguments of the normative power model and what explains that performance. This article discusses the public diplomacy of the European Union towards the Arab Spring. Focusing on the case of Egypt, it argues that despite the eu ’s clear

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conceptualise public diplomacy in the context of non-traditional security threats and conflicts — this article explores perceptions of the European Union (EU) as a public diplomacy actor in Ukraine. Following this paradigm, when a Western partner (the EU in this case) engages with a society characterised by

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Introduction Has the process of European integration changed the way in which diplomacy between member states of the European Union (EU) is conducted? Studies that look at the change dynamics of bilateral diplomacy inside the EU are scarce. Although there seems to be some sense of agreement

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1 Introduction 1 Diplomacy, like so many aspects of life, has been significantly affected by the COVID -19 pandemic. 2 The European Union (EU), a hugely complex diplomatic construction, has been no exception to this. 3 The pandemic resulted in the unprecedented decision in mid-March 2020

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Author: Federica Bicchi

Introduction While the European Union ( eu ) and its member states have a long history of presence on the ground in the Middle East and North Africa, there are lingering doubts about the role of European cooperation in the area. What do the Europeans do that is distinctively ‘European’ in the

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policy fi elds and more analytical dimensions would provide the comprehensive understanding of the European Union’s role in multilateral diplomacy that the engagement deserves. Keywords multilateral diplomacy, European Union, governance, EU domestic politics, negotiations and negotia- tion styles

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