The Influence of Populism on the EU’s Foreign Policy


The peer-reviewed journal Global Politics Review published a special issue on rising populism and its influence on foreign policy in October 2017. In her article titled Influencing the EU’s Foreign Policy on Asylum and Migration: Populist Political Dynamics and Cooperation with (Un)Safe Third Countries, CILC researcher Ela Goksun argues that populism at the central and national level in the EU is pulling the center further right and influencing public opinion. In turn, this is resulting in an increasingly closed and intolerant foreign policy. Whilst acknowledging that international politics cannot be solely based on normative judgements, Ela argues that going forward the EU should balance a pragmatic migration strategy with the founding values of an open and liberal Europe.

Please see here for the full issue and here for the article.


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