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A moving target: EU actorness and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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dc.contributor.author Costa, Oriol
dc.contributor.author Barbé, Esther
dc.date.accessioned 2023-05-26T08:35:36Z
dc.date.available 2023-05-26T08:35:36Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Costa O, Barbé E. A moving target: EU actorness and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Journal of European Integration. 2023;45(3):431-46. DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2023.2183394
dc.identifier.issn 0703-6337
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/56988
dc.description.abstract The war in Ukraine sends mixed signals about the capacity of the EU to be a relevant actor. Despite steps forward over defense, strategic autonomy has been seen as a ‘pipe dream’ that has encountered a ‘reality check’. Key member states are in a similar predicament. Despite talk of a Zeitenwende, Germany has been deemed a ‘reluctant giant’. France has allegedly seen discourse on European sovereignty vindicated, but at the same time has managed to alienate a few EU countries. We interpret this ambivalence as an effect of the fragmentation of the liberal international order, accelerated by war in Ukraine, and claim that this process is increasing the requirements for EU actorness. We then identify a range of reactions to such situation. We map them and leverage the mapping to offer a research agenda on the politics of EU foreign policy.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation under Grant PID2020-116443GB-I00, “The Emergence of European Sovereignty in a World of Systemic Rivalry: Strategic Autonomy and Permissive Consensus”, EUSOV.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of European Integration. 2023;45(3):431-46
dc.rights © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
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dc.title A moving target: EU actorness and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2023.2183394
dc.subject.keyword CFSP
dc.subject.keyword Ukraine
dc.subject.keyword Actorness
dc.subject.keyword Strategic autonomy
dc.subject.keyword Liberal international order
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