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From Amsterdam to Rome: EU external representation in the CFSP

Glapka, Karina (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Draft Treaty establishing the Constitution for Europe introduces some significant changes in the institutional setting of the European Union; the present study focuses on reforms made by this text in the EU system of external representation, particularly in the area of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Although the Amsterdam Treaty has also been a attempt to reform only a few years ago, the provisions of the Constitution are more substantial and

significant, with the idea of the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs as a main voice of the EU. This analysis investigates the reasons behind the institutional reform of the

external representation of the European Union by analysing the still functioning setting resulting from the... (More)
The Draft Treaty establishing the Constitution for Europe introduces some significant changes in the institutional setting of the European Union; the present study focuses on reforms made by this text in the EU system of external representation, particularly in the area of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Although the Amsterdam Treaty has also been a attempt to reform only a few years ago, the provisions of the Constitution are more substantial and

significant, with the idea of the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs as a main voice of the EU. This analysis investigates the reasons behind the institutional reform of the

external representation of the European Union by analysing the still functioning setting resulting from the Treaty of Amsterdam. It is argued that the dissatisfactory performance of these arrangements, along with the evolving role and substance of the EU and CFSP, has led to rethinking and redefining the purposes and values underlying the idea of the external representation. The institutional learning approach serves as a theoretical basis to this explanation of the case, suggesting that the reform is not only an attempt to improve means, but also reflects a change in the meaning and aims of the external representation. (Less)
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author
Glapka, Karina
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
external representation, institutional learning, Constitution for Europe, Amsterdam Treaty, Common Foreign and Security Policy, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1330286
date added to LUP
2005-06-20 00:00:00
date last changed
2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The Draft Treaty establishing the Constitution for Europe introduces some significant changes in the institutional setting of the European Union; the present study focuses on reforms made by this text in the EU system of external representation, particularly in the area of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Although the Amsterdam Treaty has also been a attempt to reform only a few years ago, the provisions of the Constitution are more substantial and

significant, with the idea of the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs as a main voice of the EU. This analysis investigates the reasons behind the institutional reform of the

external representation of the European Union by analysing the still functioning setting resulting from the Treaty of Amsterdam. It is argued that the dissatisfactory performance of these arrangements, along with the evolving role and substance of the EU and CFSP, has led to rethinking and redefining the purposes and values underlying the idea of the external representation. The institutional learning approach serves as a theoretical basis to this explanation of the case, suggesting that the reform is not only an attempt to improve means, but also reflects a change in the meaning and aims of the external representation.},
  author       = {Glapka, Karina},
  keyword      = {external representation,institutional learning,Constitution for Europe,Amsterdam Treaty,Common Foreign and Security Policy,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {From Amsterdam to Rome: EU external representation in the CFSP},
  year         = {2005},
}