Hocking, Brian.

Foreign Ministries in the European Union : Integrating Diplomats. - 1 online resource (330 pages) - eBooks on Demand Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations Ser. . - Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations Ser. .

Cover -- Foreign Ministries in the European Union -- Preface to the Reprinted Edition -- Contents -- Foreword -- Notes on the Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction: Gatekeepers and Boundary-Spanners - Thinking about Foreign Ministries in the European Union -- 2 The Evolving Role of Foreign Ministries in the Conduct of European Union Affairs -- 3 Austria -- 4 Belgium -- 5 Denmark -- 6 Finland -- 7 France -- 8 Germany -- 9 Ireland -- 10 Italy -- 11 The Netherlands -- 12 Portugal -- 13 Spain -- 14 Sweden -- 15 The United Kingdom Adapting to the European Union within a transformed world -- 16 Conclusion -- 17 Afterword: Towards a European Diplomatic System? -- Index.

What role, if any, does the foreign ministry perform in contemporary world politics? Is the argument that it is in a state of terminal decline accurate or rooted in only partial understandings of its changing character? Foreign Ministries in the European Union explores this theme in the context of the EU where foreign ministry has played a key role in the development of integration but where its role is increasingly questioned. The contributors examine the foreign ministry in thirteen member states and draw conclusions that challenge some conventional wisdoms.

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Diplomats -- European Union countries.
European federation.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations administration.
Foreign ministers -- European Union countries.


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