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Tell us about your research? Mark Field on the EU Commission’s Expert Groups

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Mark Field, University of Portsmouth, reflects on his experiences as a first PhD student, discussing the motivations behind his research into the European Commission’s expert groups, as well as the challenges it has raised.

The search for a coherent strategic diplomacy in EU foreign policy

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What is the most important lesson that the European External Action Service should take from the ‘Arab Spring’ ? In an interview by Cristian Nitoiu from Loughborough University, Professor Michael Smith evaluates the development of the External Actions and the goal of creating a coherent strategic diplomacy within the European Union’s foreign policy.

Panel on Freedom, Security and Justice

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In 1966 Stanley Hoffmann wrote that European integration would be more likely to proceed in areas of ‘low’ than ‘high’ politics – integration was more likely in areas that did not impinge so directly on state sovereignty. He went on to argue that states would be reluctant to move into high politics because it would be […]

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