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International Relations and the European Union (4th edn)  

Christopher HillEmeritus Professor of International Relations, University of CambridgeClose
Michael SmithProfessor of European Politics, University of WarwickClose
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Sophie Vanhoonacker-KormossJean Monnet Professor, Maastricht UniversityClose
Published in Print:09 January 2023 Published Online:August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


International Relations and the European Union takes a unique approach by incorporating the study of the EU’s world role into the wider field of international relations. The text explains the EU’s role in the contemporary world. Beginning with an examination of theoretical frameworks and approaches, the text goes on to address the institutions and processes that surround the EU’s international relations. Key policy areas, such as security and trade, are outlined in detail, alongside the EU’s relations with specific countries, including the United States, China, India, and Russia. Updates for the fourth edition include chapters on the EU’s relationship with Africa and Asia, coverage of the implementation of the EU’s foreign policy, and exploration of how the EU’s international relations relate historically to the European integration process, and the contemporary issue of migration.


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