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The Return of Intergovernmentalism? De-Europeanisation and EU Foreign Policy Decision-making

Citizens, journalists and scholars notice that foreign policy in, and of, the European Union, is ‘de-Europeanising’. Political scientist Daniel Thomas (Leiden University) offers a theoretical exploration of the likely implications. He expects that it will become more difficult for the EU to achieve unity on complex and sensitive foreign policy issues, which in turn will create opportunities for foreign powers to manipulate divisions within the EU as they seek to shape a new world order radically different from the EU’s professed commitment to effective ‘rules-based multilateralism.’

Daniel Thomas
17 August 2021
› Journal of European Integration
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