The European Union and Global Development

An 'Enlightened Superpower' in the Making?

Author: Stefan Gänzle,Sven Grimm,Davina Makhan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023031967X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

View: 6523

Many of the central issues faced by EU Foreign Policy - such as state fragility, illegal migration and environmental degradation - are challenges of global development. For European policymakers the increasing importance of development as an external relations priority will demand the refinement of existing instruments and the testing of new approaches. This book addresses debates on how the EU manages various modes of governance in development policymaking, its engagement with other global actors and the effectiveness of its policy formulation and implementation. Given the restrictions of policymaking in an environment characterised by uncertainty, difficulty and complexity, the contributions to this volume explore decision-making and implementation across a wide range of issue-areas with the objective of highlighting choices that could improve the coherence, and thus the effectiveness, of European policy for global development. -- Publisher description.

The European Union and Global Capitalism

Origins, Development and Crisis

Author: Magnus Ryner,Alan Cafruny

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137608919

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8477

This book draws on critical theory to introduce readers to ways of exploring questions about the EU from a political economy perspective, questions like: Does the EU help or hinder Europe's 'social models' to face the challenges of globalization? Does the EU represent a break from Europe's imperial past? What were the causes of the Eurozone crisis?

The European Union and Sustainable Development

Internal and External Dimensions

Author: Marc Pallemaerts,Albena Azmanova

Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA

ISBN: 9054872470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

View: 2706

Since the Treaty of Amsterdam, sustainable development is legally enshrined among the fundamental objectives of European integration, and the contributors to this volume bring a diversity of perspectives to bear on both the internal and external dimensions of the EU’s relationship with sustainable development. The diversity of views reflected in this book testifies to the politically sensitive, essentially contested nature of the concept. But it cannot be denied that sustainable development policies have become institutionalized in the EU and its Member States and, as such, constitute an important new subject of inquiry and debate for all those interested in the fate of the European project.

Development Policy of the European Union

Author: Martin Holland,Mathew Doidge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137015470

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 8913

Designed to replace Martin Holland's The European Union and the Third World, this new text provides systematic coverage of the European Union's policies in relation to the developing world in the 21st century and includes substantial coverage of governance issues and the relationship between development initiatives and European integration.

The European Union and Africa

The Restructuring of North-South Relations:

Author: William Brown

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860646607

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 4157

This is a study of the Lome convention - the principles upon which all relations between the states of the European Union and ACP countries are based. It charts the changing focus, shifting concerns and broader changes at the global level in international relations.

The European Union and Global Governance

A Handbook

Author: Jens-Uwe Wunderlich,David J. Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857438260

Category: European Union countries

Page: 386

View: 4993

The role of the European Union in global politics has been of growing interest over the past decade. The EU is a key player in global institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and NATO. It continues to construct an emerging identity and project its values and interests throughout contemporary international relations. The capacity of the EU to both formulate and realise its goals, however, remains contested. Some scholars claim the EU's `soft power' attitude rivals that of the USA's `hard power' approach to international relations. Others view the EU as insufficiently able to produce a co-ordinated position to project upon global politics. Regardless of the position taken within this debate, the EU's relationship with its external partners has an increasingly important impact upon economic, political and security concerns on an international level. Trade negotiations, military interventions, democracy promotion, international development and responses to the global economic crisis have all witnessed the EU playing a central role. This has seen the EU become both a major force in contemporary institutions of global governance and a template for supranational governance that might influence other attempts to construct regional and global institutions. This volume brings together a collection of leading EU scholars to provide a state-of-the-art overview covering these and other debates relating to the EU's role in contemporary global governance. The Handbook is divided into four main sections: Part I:European studies and global governance - provides an overview and critical assessment of the leading theoretical approaches through which the EU's role in global governance has been addressed within the literature. Part II:Institutions - examines the role played by the key EU institutions in pursuing a role for the EU in contemporary international relations. Part III:Policy and issue areas - explores developments within particular policy sectors, assessing the different impact that the EU has had in different issue areas, including foreign and security policy, environmental policy, common commercial policy, the Common Agricultural Policy, development policy, accession policy, the Neighbourhood Policy and conflict transformation. Part IV:The global multilevel governance complex and the EU - focuses on the relationship between the EU and the institutions, regions and countries with which it forms a global multilevel governance complex, including chapters on the EU's relationship with the WTO, United Nations, East Asia, Africa and the USA. The editors are Jens-Uwe Wunderlich(Aston University) and David J. Bailey(University of Birmingham). Jens-Uwe Wunderlich's research and teaching focuses on international relations theory, European integration and globalization and on comparative regionalism; he has recently published Regionalism, Globalisation and International Order-Europe and Southeast Asia(Ashgate) and A Dictionary of Globalization(Routledge, 2007). David Bailey has published on trends in European governance in the Journal of European Public Policy, Comparative European Politics, and Journal of European Social Policy.

Regional Trading Blocs in the Global Economy

The EU and ASEAN

Author: May T. Yeung,Nicholas Perdikis,William Alexander Kerr

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782543749

Category: Political Science

Page: 163

View: 7265

The Asia–Pacific Rim is still potentially one of the most dynamic areas of the global economy, and the European Union (EU) is the world’s most prosperous market. The development of relations between the EU and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is vitally important for the future economic evolution of both regions. This book traces the relationship between the EU and ASEAN, considering the current and future position of trade relations.

Global Economy in Transition

The European Union and Beyond

Author: Linda Winkler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781622732760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 6948

This volume covers various issues in global development and global economic transformation including factors affecting economies and development in the European Union (EU), the Ukraine, select countries in Africa, the Caribbean, the South Pacific as well as India and the United States. The global economy is in transition, from the 1990s' status quo to the "new normal" with heavy reliance on the internet, rapid communications, sophisticated payment systems, diminishing importance of size and distance and changing notions of the market. This volume discusses how this process is affecting economies across the globe and why an appreciation of it will help efforts by governmental bodies and the private sector to reassess societal relationships - both economic and political. This volume shows that challenges to policy-making and the achievement of social consensus on development issues are often quite similar in all countries, irrespective of size, geographical location, endowment and developmental status. The chapters speak to concerns that touch on a cross-section of issues which are driving transition and transformation at multiple levels. As a group, they compare economic factors across transnational economic or political associations (OECD, European Union, G20) or make comparisons across or within emerging markets or small states (BRICS, various African countries, the Caribbean, South Pacific). They include the presentation of a new model for transnational agreements, discussions of policies related to labor compensation and corporate governance, comparisons of nations across the world using indices of economic development and governance, an analysis of gender inequality in employment in the European Union, comparisons of tax burdens across the European Union and the USA, discussions of employee representation in corporate governance, and a look at grass-roots development and markets in developing economies. As a whole, in its breadth and cross-national perspective, the volume represents an important scholarly contribution to international economics.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 4596

Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

European Development Cooperation

In Between the Local and the Global

Author: Paul Hoebink

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642250

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 4230

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Africa and the European Union

A Strategic Partnership

Author: J. Mangala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137269472

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

View: 8972

The adoption of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) in 2007 was a watershed moment in Africa-EU relations, one that sought to 'reinvent' a historical relationship to meet the challenges posed by complex interdependencies, expanding globalization, and growing competition, all framed by the gradual dislocation of the West as the epicenter of world politics. Five years into its implementation, this book offers a thorough and first comprehensive investigation of the JAES, the most advanced form of interregionalism seen to date.

European Union and New Regionalism

Regional Actors and Global Governance in a Post-Hegemonic Era

Author: Mario Telò

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498212

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

View: 5847

Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. With the first edition prepared at the end of the last century, this new edition anticipates the world of regionalism as we move further into this millennium. This new edition offers: " A vigorous response to conventional wisdom on EU international identity. " An exploration of key issues of regionalism versus globalization and the potential for world economic and political governance through regionalism. " A key resource for postgraduate or undergraduate study and research of international relations, European studies, comparative politics and international political economy. Taking into account the expanded European Union, the volume comprises contributions from established scholars in the field to highlight external relations in the framework of the development of regional arrangements within the globalized world of the 21st century.

The European Union and the Social Dimension of Globalization

How the EU Influences the World

Author: Jan Orbie,Lisa Tortell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035535

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 9331

This volume provides a comprehensive account of the European Union’s social role in the world, assessing the EU’s ability to shape the social aspect of globalization from both law and political science perspectives. Focusing explicitly on the EU, the authors address the extent of coherence between the Union’s international social objectives compared with the activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and with other EU foreign policy goals. Various dimensions of Europe’s global social role are addressed, including: the social dimension of EU trade relations the involvement of civil society in EU development policies the linkage between the EU’s internal and external ‘social model’ the export of Europe’s social acquis through enlargement and neighbourhood policies the EU’s international position on health, gender equality, children’s rights, and corporate social responsibility the role of the Union in the ILO The European Union and the Social Dimension of Globalization will be of strong interest to students and researchers in EU studies, Globalization studies, and Social Policy.

The International Relations of the European Union

Author: Steve Marsh,Hans Mackenstein

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582472938

Category: Law

Page: 305

View: 1787

What is the EU doing in its relationships with the rest of the world and to what effect? These are the questions that" The""International Relations of the EU" tries to answer. In an incisive and lively discussion, both the economic and security dimensions of the EU external relations are examined. The authors take an innovative combination of International Relations/International Political Economy approaches to the task. Their critical analysis of the EU across a range of its key international relationships provides new insights into its ambitions, strengths and weaknesses as an international actor. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book provides a refreshing alternative to the often more narrowly focused literature on the EU. Set against a backdrop of EU enlargement, disarray over the military intervention in Iraq and an evolving international system that poses it new challenges, "The""International Relations of the EU" is a timely and important contribution to our understanding of the Union's role and impact in contemporary international relations." The International Relations of the EU" is a key text on any course on international relations and especially for courses on the EU and its external relations. Highlights Provides historical contextualisation of the EU's development as an international actor Analyses post-Cold War EC/EU competencies and reforms Examines the post-Cold War EU-US relationship Investigates the EU s contemporary external relations with its immediate neighbours Examines the EU s international relations in a global context Assesses strengths and weaknesses in the EU s external relations Highlights issues likely to affect the EU s future course as a global economic and security actor. Steve Marsh is Director of European Union Studies at Cardiff University and has research interests in European Union external relations, British foreign policy, American foreign policy and Anglo-American relations. His previous books include "Anglo-American Relations and Cold War Oil" and the co-authored "US Foreign Policy Since 1945." Hans Mackenstein is Professor of International Business at Aachen University of Applied Sciences and vice-Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economic Science. He worked previously in the banking sector, for the European Commission and as a Jean Monnet lecturer and has research interests and publications in German federalism, especially financial equalisation, multi-layered governance and international business and economics.

The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Author: Erik Jones,Anand Menon,Stephen Weatherill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199546282

Category: Political Science

Page: 893

View: 3283

The Oxford Handbook of the European Union brings together numerous acknowledged specialists in their field to provide a comprehensive and clear assessment of the nature, evolution, workings, and impact of European integration.

Europe's Global Role

External Policies of the European Union

Author: Jan Orbie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754672203

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 3965

Based on an innovative framework for analyzing the EU's external politics, this book provides a historical overview of and theoretical conclusions about the EU's global role. It examines Europe's international role in a range of external policy domains, focusing in particular on the 'soft' dimension of Europe's international action.

The European Union and Global Engagement

Institutions, Policies and Challenges

Author: Normann Witzleb,Alfonso Martínez Arranz,Pascaline Winand

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783477598

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 2296

Written by a broad range of international experts, The European Union and Global Engagement discusses the role of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty and the economic crisis.

The European Union and Global Governance

Author: Mario Telò

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134039034

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 1085

This book explores and analyses the multidimensional influence the European Union exerts in the world, focusing on its contribution to regional and global governance. Presenting a multidisciplinary approach with contributions by a panel of outstanding scholars from political science, economics, legal studies, philosophy and history, the book examines the EU as global player and international power in the making. The book is divided into three parts: Part I examines the influence of the EU as such on global governance, considering the Euro, the common market, the modernization policies for a knowledge society and its global role as both a multinational and regional democratic political system Part 2 focuses on the EU’s external policies, including trade; humanitarian aid; the environment; climate change, migration, terrorism, crime and EU foreign policy Part 3 explores the EU as a global actor in the making and looks at issues including enlargement and the EU’s neighbourhood policy; inter-regionalism; it critically addresses the weight of the historical legacies of Europe in the world and its cosmopolitan perspectives as well The European Union and Global Governance will be of vital interest to students and scholars of European Politics, International Relations, and European Studies.

External Perceptions of the European Union as a Global Actor

Author: Sonia Lucarelli,Lorenzo Fioramonti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135239495

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6221

This book examines how the European Union (EU) is perceived beyond its borders in the US; the Middle East: Israel, Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Iran; Russia; China; India; Brazil and South Africa. The book also analyses the main perceptions of the EU in some key international institutions, including the World Bank; World Trade Organization, United Nations, African Union; and transnational actors, including non-Western media such as Al Jazeera. It seeks to provide a thorough analysis of the implications that these perceptions might have for the global role of the EU. By taking this approach and by providing both conceptual and empirical arguments, the volume provides an innovative perspective on the analysis of the EU as a global actor. It also strengthens a research agenda on the EU external image: an underdeveloped area of investigation in which the editors and the main contributors to this volume have played a pioneering role in the past few years. It will be of strong interest to academics and students of international politics, European studies and development studies.

The European Union and International Development

The Politics of Foreign Aid

Author: Maurizio Carbone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134122810

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 8817

The European Union is a leading actor in international development, providing more than half of the world’s foreign aid, but also a unique case, combining the characteristics of a bilateral and a multilateral donor. Despite the general acknowledgment that policy coordination substantially improves both the effectiveness of foreign aid and the visibility of the EU in the international arena, Member States have consistently resisted any intrusion into what they consider a key area of their national sovereignty. The increases in volume of aid, the ambitious agenda on aid effectiveness, and the adoption of the European Consensus on Development indicate a change of direction. Using development policy as a starting point, this book provides a systematic analysis of the interaction between the European Commission and Member States. It explores the conditions in which the European Commission influences outcomes in the EU decision making process. It ultimately argues that the European Commission plays a leadership role, but this leadership is contingent upon the presence of an institutional entrepreneur, its internal cohesiveness, and the astute use of a repertoire of tactics. Demonstrating that development policy may provide fresh insights into EU integration theory, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics and International Development.