Online Book Launch: “The External Action of the European Union – Concepts, Approaches, Theories”, April 20 (College of Europe, Bruges)

On 20 April 2021 (15-16:30h CET), the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges invites you to a

Book Launch Webinar “The External Action of the European Union – Concepts, Approaches, Theories” with Andrew Moravcsik and Karen E. Smith

The book will be briefly introduced by its editors, Professors Sieglinde GSTÖHL and Simon SCHUNZ, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe.

Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs and Director of the European Union Programme at Princeton University, will then – based on his contribution (with Cassandra EMMONS) to the book – present how Liberal Intergovernmentalism as ‘baseline’ theory of European integration and policy-making can be used to explain EU external action.

Karen E. Smith, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will act as a discussant.

The floor will then be opened for a Q&A session with the speakers.

About the Book

The External Action of the European Union – Concepts, Approaches, Theories is a groundbreaking new textbook offering an extensive coverage of EU External Action Studies, from its major concepts to the key theories in the field. This long-awaited volume looks into different ways of conceptualizing the EU as a global actor, the processes and impact of EU external action, explanations offered by IR and integration theories, the discursive, normative, practice and gender ‘turns’, and the ‘decentring agenda’ for EU external action. Written by leading experts, the volume will make essential reading for students, scholars and practitioners of EU external action.

Registration is required before Monday 19 AprilYou will then receive a WebEx link by e-mail to join the webinar on 20 April.

Register here.