Representing Europe: The Emerging 'Culture' of EU Diplomacy

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Show simple item record Benson-Rea, Maureen en Shore, Crispin en 2012-03-16T02:29:42Z en 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation Public Administration 90(2):480-496 en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-9299 en
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dc.description.abstract Debate over ‘loyalty transfer’ in the European Union (EU) centres on the assumption that elite socialisation and ‘spillover’ processes lead inevitably to changes in the behaviour and identities of European officials. This article interrogates that notion by exploring how officials in the EU external delegations represent Europe. The Lisbon Treaty (2009) will transform the delegations in ways that are emblematic of the EU’s evolution as a global actor. Drawing on empirical insights we examine the way EU diplomats embody the European idea and understand their role in promoting ‘the European Union interests and values around the world’. At a moment of historic transition, the article highlights some of the cultural dynamics currently transforming European diplomacy and how officials conceptualize their work of ‘delivering EU external relations policy’. We argue that Europeanization and loyalty transfer are complicated by inter-institutional rivalries that raise problematic questions over who can best claim to ‘speak for Europe’ en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Public Administration en
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dc.title Representing Europe: The Emerging 'Culture' of EU Diplomacy en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01997.x en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 480 en
pubs.volume 90 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Blackwell Publishing Ltd en
pubs.end-page 496 en
pubs.publication-status Submitted en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 174106 en Business and Economics en Management & Intl Business en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-11-06 en

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