Reconstituting Democracy in Europe
Explaining Failed Security Policy Coordination
Running from 2007-2011 this project was part of Work Package 6 of the Integrated Research Project RECON which explored the possibilities of Reconstituting Democracy in Europe and was financed by the European Union's 6th Framework Programme.
Our project has focused on contested norms in international negotiations and the role of elites in the area of foreign and security policy in Europe. If you wish to know more about what we did over the past 5 years please see our latest activity report and our dissemination activities.
A final review of RECON’s overall performance commends the project for producing high-quality research that is of great importance for present-day Europe. The recommendations by the evaluators demonstrate the importance of the project’s results: It is ‘recommended that the empirical findings and the theory developed within RECON be made standard knowledge in textbooks on Europe’.
Please find selected outcomes here:
- Uwe Puetter & Antje Wiener: The Intergovernmental Dimension of EU Foreign and Security Policy: Enacting Normative Meaning-in-Use in Policy Deliberation (CEUR Working Paper Series, No. 2 September 2011).
- Antje Wiener & Uwe Puetter: Informal Elite Dialogue and Democratic Control in EU Foreign and Security Policy (RECON Online Working Paper 2010/12). (link)
- Uwe Puetter & Antje Wiener: EU Foreign Policy Elites and Fundamental Norms - Implications for Governance (RECON Online Working Paper 2009/17). (link)
- Uwe Puetter & Antje Wiener: Accommodating normative divergence in European foreign policy co-ordination: the example of the Iraq crisis (Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 45 (2007), No. 5, pp. 1065-1088). (pdf)
You can find all RECON Working Papers here.