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EU Powers Under External Pressure: How the EU's External Actions Alter its Internal Structures

Christina Eckes


This book argues that external actions of the European Union result in an acceleration of national politics being locked into a tightening net of EU law. It brings to light the -hidden effects of EU external actions on, for example, the interpretation of organizational principles, pre-emption, and international obligations of the Member States. It then connects these effects to the broader debate on the democratic crisis, by engaging with the basic structures of the EU legal order and the Union’s relations with its citizens. The focus of this book is on the ‘outside-in’ effects of EU external ... More

Keywords: EU external relations, EU external actions, autonomy, effectiveness, justification, European integration, EU loyalty, mixed agreements, representation, organizational principles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785545
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198785545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Eckes, author
University of Amsterdam