|Keywords:||EU; Lisbon Treaty; Global actor; peace and security policy|
|Full text PDF:||http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/17591|
This project has examined the question of; “how has the Lisbon Treaty changed the way the EU is able to apply force” through a breaking down of key concepts and categories inspecting EU’s role in or use of power, peacekeeping and global actorness in relation to how the Lisbon Treaty has changed the EU’s relation to these. The project has utilized leading authors on the field of EU studies to as a theoretical framework grounding the analysis in the conceptions of these authors. The project concludes that the innovations of the Lisbon Treaty has empowered a militarisation of the EU in its peacekeeping effort, but has not changed the Headline Goals of the EU foreign policy as reflected in the Petersberg Tasks. This implies that the Lisbon Treaty might not have changed the EU’s normative power, and further fuels the debate of whether the EU is or still is not a global actor.