Contrasting Transatlantic Interpretations: The EU and the US Towards a Common Global Role(2003:1op)

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Transatlantic relations have seen the most dramatic crisis ever, over the issue of how to deal with Iraq.

The author argues that the various transatlantic quarrels of recent years are rooted in different developments during the past decade concerning the notion and effect of the concept of national sovereignty.

While the United States has not only remained the only superpower on earth, but also a vibrant nation-state in the traditional sense of the term, all EU member states have developed a very original understanding of sovereignty, no matter how this concept is being discussed and implemented in individual EU member states.

The report was presented and debated at the seminar Transatlantic Relations: The European Union and the United States: Partners or Competitors? and is part of the research project Trade and Welfare Effects of the EU's Bilateral and Regional

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