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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Edited by: Michelle Egan, American University USA, Neill Nugent,
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, William Paterson,
University of Birmingham, UK
Editorial Board: Christopher Hill, Cambridge, UK, Simon Hix, London
School of EconomiCS, UK, Mark Pollack, Temple University, USA, Kalypso
Nicolaldis, Oxford, UK, Morten Egeberg, University of Oslo, Norway, Amy
Verdun, University of Victoria, Canada, Claudio M. Radaelli, University of
Exeter, UK, Frank Schimmelfennig, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
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Ian Bache and Andrew Jordan (editors)
THE EUROPEANIZATION OF BRITISH POLITICS
REFORMING THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY
History of a Paradigm Change
THE EU'S TRANSFORMATIVE POWER
Katie Verlin Laatikainen and Karen E. Smith (editors)
THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED NATIONS
Esra LaGro and Knud ErikJ0rgensen (editors)
TURKEY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
Prospects for a Difficult Encounter
Paul G. Lewis and Zdenka Mansfeldova (editors)
THE EUROPEAN UNION AND PARTY POLITICS IN CENTRAL AND
Hartmut Mayer and Henri Vogt (editors)
A RESPONSIBLE EUROPE?
Ethical Foundations of EU External Affairs
Lauren M. McLaren
IDENTITY, INTERESTS AND ATTITUDES TO EUROPEAN
Christoph O. Meyer, Ingo Linsenmann and Wolfgang Wessels (editors)
ECONOMIC GOVERNMENT OF THE EU
A Balance Sheet of New Modes of Policy Coordination
Frank Schimmelfennig, Stefan Engert and Heiko Knobel
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIZATION IN EUROPE
European Organizations, Political Conditionality and
DRAFTING THE EU CHARTER
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List of Tables, Figures and Box
List of Acronyms
Notes on the Contributors
1 Introducing Asia, Europe and the Challenges of
Richard Balme and Brian Bridges
Part I Inter-Regional Relations in a Globalizing
Europe-ASia: The Historical Limits of a 'Soft' Relationship
Eq):JHeign Policy and Asia
Ka'r~n E. Smith
4 The Asia Strategy of the European Union and Asia-EU
Economic Relations: History and New Developments
Sung-Hoon Park and Heung-Chong Kim
5 EU-ASEAN Relations and Policy-Learning
Yeo Lay Hwee
6 Asian Migrants in Europe: The Need for a Global
Part II Patterns of Bilateralism
7 A European Strategy Towards China? The Limits of
Integration in Foreign Policy Making
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Pacific Journal ofEU Studies, 1(1) (2003), 1-23.
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