Normative Power Approach to European Union External Actions

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Normative Power Approach to European Union External Actions. / Manners, Ian James.

The External Action of the European Union: Concepts, Approaches, Theories. ed. / Sieglinde Gstöhl ; Simon Schunz . London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. p. 61-76.

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Harvard

Manners, IJ 2021, Normative Power Approach to European Union External Actions. in S Gstöhl & S Schunz (eds), The External Action of the European Union: Concepts, Approaches, Theories. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 61-76.

APA

Manners, I. J. (Accepted/In press). Normative Power Approach to European Union External Actions. In S. Gstöhl , & S. Schunz (Eds.), The External Action of the European Union: Concepts, Approaches, Theories (pp. 61-76). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Vancouver

Manners IJ. Normative Power Approach to European Union External Actions. In Gstöhl S, Schunz S, editors, The External Action of the European Union: Concepts, Approaches, Theories. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2021. p. 61-76

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Manners, Ian James. / Normative Power Approach to European Union External Actions. The External Action of the European Union: Concepts, Approaches, Theories. editor / Sieglinde Gstöhl ; Simon Schunz . London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. pp. 61-76

Bibtex

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