Norman Weiß, Kompetenzlehre internationaler Organisationen (Theory of the Powers of International Organisations) (Springer, 2009) 540 + xviii pp., ISBN: 978-3-642-03377-3. Competence is a defining feature of international organizations much in the same way as sovereignty (still) is a defining feature the State, albeit for different reasons. Both concepts, competence and sovereignty, may be understood
Recently, I've been working on the nature of the EU's competence in the field of foreign policy after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. I've written up some of my (still developing) thoughts in this paper...