Special Issue of the Journal of European Integration - Edited by Knud Erik Jørgensen, Sebastian Oberthür og Jamal Shahin. The publication presents the first results from the research project EUPERFORM (Measuring the Performance of the European Union in International Institutions), which analyses the European Union as a global actor. The main focus is on the performance of the EU in international institutions.
This Special Issue of the Journal of European Ingegration investigates the performance of the EU in a number of international institutions. The EU is not only an intergovernmental organisation but also a central actor in the international arena with a common foreign policy and now also a common foreign minister. This development raises new research questions as to how the EU performs as an international actor in various international institutions.
The Special Issue's opening article introduces the performance concept and and provides an analytical framework for a thorough investigation of EU performance in international institutions. Each of the nine subsequent articles looks into EU performance in nine different international organisations and regimes. The results of the analyses show that the EU has strengthened its role as an international actor over the last decade, thereby becoming a more relevant foreign-policy actor for its member states.
Publisher: Journal of European Information, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2011
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