Webtalk/ Webinar organized and held by Working Group 3 – Contestation
Convenors: Oriol Costa, Helene Sjursen (tbc)
This webinar takes stock of some of the lessons learned regarding the contestation of EU foreign policy, and offers a conceptualization of the next steps forward by making the link between this research and norm literature more explicit. More to the point, the argument is that norms and rules are a key element in “seeing like the EU”, drawing a parallel with C. Scott’s argument on how states interpret and try to shape an otherwise intractably messy reality. Norms and rules are a way for the EU to understand its relationship with itself and, more importantly for us, with the wider world. They sit at the centre of its legibility project. However, the crisis of the (rules-based) liberal international order is presenting the EU with new dilemmas regarding constitutive, regulative and procedural norms, in a way that forces the EU to reconsider some of its choices. Old glasses might turn into blinders.
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