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International Relations and the European Union (3rd edn)  

Christopher HillSir Patrick Sheehy Professor, University of CambridgeClose
Michael SmithProfessor of European Politics, University of WarwickClose
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Sophie VanhoonackerJean Monnet Professor, Maastricht UniversityClose
Published in Print:25 May 2017 Published Online:September 2017
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 third edition include expanded discussions of three key perspectives to provide a rounded picture of the EU's place in the international system: as a sub-system of international relations, as part of the process of international relations, and as a power in its own right.


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