Document Type : Research Paper
Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University
Considering that structure shapes the behavior of social and political players including states, therefore, normative structures (such as culture, language, religion, discourse and etc which are both cognitive and value-based) are as important as material ones. European Union, as one of most coherent unions of world both politically and economically, has taken great strides in order to reach cooperation and integration. Though the union has initiated new explanation and concept for cooperation and integration of states in the literature of International Relations, we need to study the position of the union as the important factor in international society with further reflection. Accordingly, this article is to study the role of European Union in shaping international norms.