Norms over Force: The Enigma of European Power

Hardcover | July 15, 2008

byZaki Laïdi

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Does Europe have the means to defend its own social model in a globalized world at a time when the United States, China, India and Russia are concerned by enhancing their national sovereignties and playing power politics? Would Europe, who would never be a “super state”, be able to impose norms over force? That is the main question this book addresses in a very original way.

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Does Europe have the means to defend its own social model in a globalized world at a time when the United States, China, India and Russia are concerned by enhancing their national sovereignties and playing power politics? Would Europe, who would never be a “super state”, be able to impose norms over force? That is the main question thi...

Zaki Laïdi is Senior Research fellow and Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po (Paris) and at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He has extensively published on International Relation, globalization and Europe. He recently published The Great Disruption, Polity, 2007. He edited EU Foreign Policy in a Globalized W...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230604609

ISBN - 13:9780230604605

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Table of Contents

Why Europe Cannot Be a Superpower * Norms over Power * Norms for What Preferences? * The Rejection of Realpolitik * European Governance and American Sovereignism * Is Constitutionalizing the World Order the Answer? *  Norms and Geopolitics *Conclusion

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"This important book will be of interest to international relations scholars and decision makers and especially to those concerned with the EU-US relationship. This book should be in every academic library... Highly recommended." —CHOICE