Mercury Project Hits Top Gear
The EU-funded MERCURY project, a 3-year, €2 million investigation of Europe and multilateralism, has yielded its first publication: 'Conceptualising Multilateralism' by Caroline Bouchard and John Peterson as a MERCURY Working Paper.
Available at http://www.mercury-fp7.net/, the paper tackles the analytical task of truly conceptualising multilateralism - as opposed merely to use it as a descriptive term - so that it finally can stand alongside other concepts in the study of international relations such as anarchy, sovereignty or interdependence.
In addition, a version of John Peterson's public lecture - delivered at a MERCURY workshop in Cologne on 9 July 2009 - entitled 'Obama and Multilateralism: Hell No More?' may be accessed as an audiovisual podcast at