ISA Conference: Bridging Multiple Divides

San Francisco, CA, 25-29 March 2008


Participants of RECON’s WP 6 – The Foreign and Security Dimension organised a joint panel at the 49th Annual  Convention by the International Studies Association on 26 March 2008. The panel on European Foreign Policy in Perspective was chaired by Meltem Müftüler-Baç (Sabanci University).


The Panel aimed at examining the developments in the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy, based on the assumption that the development of a common European foreign and security policy is an experimentarium that forces us to rethink deep-seated understandings of what foreign and security policy ‘actually’ is.

Participants from three RECON partners were present: Antje Wiener (University of Bath), Cathleen Kantner (Free University of Berlin), Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Yaprak Gursoy (Sabanci University). Co-leader of the work package, Helene Sjursen (ARENA), also submitted a paper for the panel. Jennifer Mitzen from Ohio State University acted as discussant.


Papers discussed:

‘Doing Good’ in the World? Conceptualising the Putative Normative Basis of the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy
Helene Sjursen

Accommodating Normative Divergence in European Foreign Policy Coordination: The Example of the Iraq Crisis
Uwe Puetter and Antje Wiener

Public Debates on Humanitarian and Military Interventions in the European Union and the U.S. (1990-2006)
Cathleen Kantner, Swantje Renfordt and Amelie Kutter

Turkey and the EU’s CFSP: The Turkish Perceptions
Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Yaprak Gursoy


Publications and activities WP 6  

RECON WP 6 events