The study investigates and systemises different motivations of EU policy makers for science diplomacy practices. It develops nine role conceptions of EU external science policies with a discourse analysis approach and discusses them in the light of a ‚market power Europe’/‚normative power Europe’ distinction. In that, it contributes not only to the discussion of science diplomacy as a concept but also advances the findings on the specific logic and main ideas behind the evolving EU science diplomacy.

López de San Román, A. and Schunz, S. (2017). Understanding European Union Science Diplomacy.  JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(2), pp. 247–266. DOI:

Understanding European Union Science Diplomacy