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Between international relations and European studies
Ben Tonra
Thomas Christiansen

constitutional debate in any case because of the intrinsic significance of this particular policy area to the constitutional foundations of the European polity. The compromises that have been proposed – the creation of the posts of EU President and an EU ‘foreign minister’ to represent the Union externally, the dual competence of Commission and Council in this area and the tentative moves towards the greater use of qualified majority

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Henrik Larsen

of the European polity. Fundamentally, this is linked to the issue of whether there is a European demos or a European public sphere and how this might affect EU foreign policy (Guénno 1998 , 2000 ; Hix 1998 ; Peterson 1998 : 3). Here is an issue where much more research from a discourse perspective is needed, research which cannot, of course, be limited to EU foreign policy. POLICY PRACTICE The

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy