The European Union and Global Development

An 'Enlightened Superpower' in the Making?

Author: S. Gänzle,S. Grimm,D. Makhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137016736

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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An assessment of the capacity of the EU to coordinate actors and policies with regards to global development. The authors argue that the EU and its member states have the potential to act for global development when they are able to improve policy and actor coherence, such as through better linking of bilateral and community programmes.

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: 4853

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: 493

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.

China, the European Union and the Developing World

A Triangular Relationship

Author: Jan Wouters,Jean-Christophe Defraigne,Matthieu Burnay

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783477342

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 4675

China, the European Union and the Developing World provides a comparative analysis of Chinese and EU influence across five different regions of the developing world: Asia-Pacific; South and Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Af

Global Economy in Transition: the European Union and Beyond

Author: Linda Winkler,Harold Codrington

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1622732766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 5912

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.

The EU in the Global Political Economy

Author: Finn Laursen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052015545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8569

The EU has become an important international actor. Its internal policies often have repercussions far beyond its borders. It is also increasingly becoming a proactive global actor, defending its interests and projecting its norms and values in both bilateral and multilateral external relations. This volume has a special focus on external economic relations and includes chapters on the Euro, trade policy, and competition policy as well as on specific bilateral relationships. The section on relations with industrialized countries deals with the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan and China, while the section on relations with developing countries has chapters on administrative reform, environmental cooperation, Cuba, Central America and Iran. The book thus gives an up-to-date overview of important aspects of the EU's external relations. With a focus on political economy, it traces the continuous interplay of economics and politics that has characterized the EU's development of a fully-fledged foreign policy. What emerges is a picture of a European Union that is better equipped institutionally to deal with economic, rather than political issues.

Policy Coherence and EU Development Policy

Author: Maurizio Carbone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317989589

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 6618

The principle of policy coherence has been the object of a contentious debate in the European Union’s external relations, though discussions have been mainly limited to its foreign policy and its ability to speak with one voice in the international arena. Despite being institutionalised in the Treaty of Maastricht, policy coherence for development (PCD), which implies taking into account the needs and interests of developing countries in non-aid policies, failed to make headway in the European Union, remaining the unheeded concern of some NGOs and a small group of Member States. A change of direction occurred in the early 2000s when the European Commission, taking advantage of a number of favourable conditions and using an astute strategy, managed to set an ambitious agenda for the European Union. This volume analyses the linkages between aid and various non-aid policies, namely trade, agriculture, fisheries, security, migration, and the social dimension of globalisation. Its aim is to shed new light on the EU’s policy-making process, by looking at the nexus between various policy sub-systems, and on the role that the EU wants to play in the international arena, by looking at the impact of its policies on international development. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.

Development Policy of the European Union

Author: Martin Holland,Mathew Doidge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137015470

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 9119

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.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 387

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.

The European Union and the Global South

Author: Fredrik Söderbaum,Patrik Stålgren

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 9632

The development of coherent and effective relations with other regions and countries is one of the most challenging tasks faced by the European Union. This original volume explores the EU's engagement with the global South, focusing on three controversial policy areas: economic cooperation, development cooperation, and conflict management. A discussion of the EU's interregional model - which promotes interaction with regions rather than nation-states - provides a backdrop for case studies of EU policies with regard to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. While disclosing the tensions and overlaps between the EU's foreign policies and those of its member states, the authors also highlight an increasing trend toward successful policy coordination.

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: 7649

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.

Russia and the European Union

Development and Perspectives

Author: Elena G. Popkova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319552570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 489

View: 1641

This book focuses on the economic and political relationships between Russia and Europe, which are currently characterized by the existence and escalation of contradictions. On the one hand, the common history and geographical proximity of Russia and Europe have naturally produced a close interdependence; on the other, current global political affairs and opposing positions continue to hinder the development of common economic relationships in Russia and Europe. This contributed volume describes integration processes in Russia and Europe to illustrate best practice examples and demonstrates how both parties have increasingly come to understand the importance of international cooperation, highlighting economic, legal, philosophical, political and sociological aspects.

Africa and the European Union

A Strategic Partnership

Author: J. Mangala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137269472

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

View: 7838

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 Economic Diplomacy

The Role of the EU in External Economic Relations

Author: Stephen Woolcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317139240

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 2206

The European Union is a key player in international economic relations, but its exact role and how it goes about making decisions and negotiating is often poorly understood within and especially outside the EU. When does the EU play a proactive role and when does it follow? When is the EU a distinct actor and when is it just one level in a multi- level process of negotiation in which the member states are the main actors? Does the EU possess normative power in external economic relations? Does the EU have the capability and willingness to use its still significant economic power? European Union Economic Diplomacy provides the first comprehensive analysis of the factors that determine the role of the EU in economic diplomacy. In an up-to-date treatment that includes consideration of the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon, it contains a comprehensive explanation of decision making and negotiating processes in the core areas of trade, financial market regulation, environmental diplomacy and development co-operation. The book is intended for those interested in EU policy making, but also those who simply need to understand how the EU functions in the field of economic diplomacy.

Europe's Global Role

External Policies of the European Union

Author: Jan Orbie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754677215

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 4810

First published in 2008 and based on an innovative framework for analyzing the EU's external politics, this paperback edition 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 in the G8

Promoting Consensus and Concerted Actions for Global Public Goods

Author: Dr Marina Larionova

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409483932

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

View: 8549

An eminent international line up of experts in law, political science, economics and history examine the dynamics of the European Union's (EU) development as a collective member of the G8 and G20. Each contribution provides a methodical and much needed insight into the external and internal factors influencing this evolvement process, the options for these institutions to reform and collaborate and the future role of the EU in this new system of institutions. Part One makes an introduction into the topic of the EU representation in the G8 and the main concepts explored in the book. Part Two presents an analytical framework for exploring the EU actorness in global governance institutions. Part Three examines the transformation of the G7/G8 system, the emergence of the G20 as a leader's forum and the EU role in the process. Part Four provides an in-depth analysis of the EU contribution to critical cases of global governance including issues of energy, finance, development, peace and security. Part Five analyses the main trends in leadership and models of engagement. Contributing to key contemporary debates, this book is a lucid replenishment to the existing literature on global governance and an excellent resource to studying the EU's role as a global actor.

The International Relations of the European Union

Author: Steve Marsh,Hans Mackenstein

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582472938

Category: Law

Page: 305

View: 6020

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 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: 8842

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: 6762

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.