Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation

La genèse du Partenariat oriental : les élites polonaises et la politique étrangère européenne

Abstract : The objective of this research was to study the genesis of the Eastern Partnership as a European public policy dealing with foreign policy. Officially launched in 2008, this European policy has aimed to provide a new framework for relationships between, on the one hand, the EU and its member states and, on the other hand, some states belonging to the EU's Eastern neighbourhood which are said to be its « near abroad » neighbours becoming closer to the EU without any prospect for membership in the short term. The study of this genesis raises significant questions about the making of such a policy, and more particularly over the way European policy-making is actually made as far as the field of European foreign policy is concerned. Given the peculiarities of this policy-making, in order to reach a compromise within the EU on a subject and to reach a clear decision, leadership is crucial. This leadership conditions how and why this genesis occurs, meaning it influences both the way this policy is shaped and its political content. Based on interviews and documentary analysis relating to the whole of this process, it became abundantly clear for the author that the first step of Eastern Partnership' genesis occurred within Poland whose leaders took the initiative. Their efforts allowed this project to reach the EU agenda and to achieve a general consensus on it : this « neighbourhood » was successfully defined as a « public problem » for the EU and the Eastern partnership proposed as a solution. This study thus focuses on the configuration of Polish actors whose first efforts gave birth to the Eastern partnership, underlying then the paramount importance of the often under-studied national level in European policy-making and public action.
Document type :
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Armelle Jézéquel Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:55:40 AM
Last modification on : Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:03:00 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 2:46:15 AM


  • HAL Id : tel-00541221, version 1



Marie Campain. La genèse du Partenariat oriental : les élites polonaises et la politique étrangère européenne. Science politique. Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV; Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00541221⟩



Les métriques sont temporairement indisponibles