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dc.contributor.authorJovic, Dejan-
dc.description.abstractAs Croatia prepares for membership in the EU (most likely in 2013), its foreign policy is in a need of re-conceptualisation. In the first 20 years of its independence (declared in 1991), Croatian foreign policy has been through three different phases. Each of them was focused on one single objective. The three objectives that have marked three distinguished phases of Croatian foreign policy were: 1) international recognition of its statehood; 2) territorial re-integration and 3) membership in NATO and EU. When (and if) it joins the EU, the country will have to change its single-objective based foreign policy for a multiple-objectives foreign policy approach. It will have to take into consideration the whole set of new issues, some of which will be global in character. In addition, it will need to harmonise its own priorities with those of other EU member-states. The article focuses on options that are available to foreign-policy decision-makers when they wish to re-orientate foreign policy of a country. In particular we look at the options available to small states and small powers. The outcome of the process will be influenced by the size and ambitions of the country, as well as by internal political and ideological dynamics in Croatian politics, which would need to become better harmonised with political trends in EU. The author approaches foreign policy decision-making as a dynamic process in which ideas and values matter. For that reason, he focuses not only on interaction between states but also interaction between three main party families within the European context: 1) Liberals, 2) Conservatives and 3) Socialists. In particular, we look at the differences they have on two main issues for the future of EU: 1) further enlargement of the EU and 2) global ambitions of the EU. The article is drawing on contemporary literature on foreign policy of small states and small powers. It argues that Croatia needs more strategic thinking in order to make best use of new opportunities.en_UK
dc.publisherFaculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb-
dc.relationJovic D (2011) Hrvatska vanjska politika pred izazovima clanstva u Europskoj Uniji, Politicka Misao: Croatian Political Science Review, 48 (2), pp. 7-36.-
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dc.subjectCroatian Foreign Policyen_UK
dc.subjectSmall statesen_UK
dc.subjectSmall powersen_UK
dc.subjectIR Theoriesen_UK
dc.subject.lcshEuropean Union accession-
dc.subject.lcshEuropean Union Croatia-
dc.subject.lcshCroatia Foreign relations Europe-
dc.subject.lcshEurope Foreign relations Croatia-
dc.titleHrvatska vanjska politika pred izazovima clanstva u Europskoj Unijien_UK
dc.title.alternativeCroatian Foreign Policy: The Challenges of EU Accession-
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitlePoliticka Misao: Croatian Political Science Review-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
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