European Union and Strategy

An Emerging Actor

Author: Kjell Engelbrekt,Jan Hallenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134106793

Category: History

Page: 256

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This edited volume sets out to explore the paradox that the European Union (EU) produces policies with strategic qualities, but lacks the institutions and concepts to engage in strategic reasoning and action proper. The book has a two-fold agenda, exploring current EU external policies that are, or seem to be, linked to strategic priorities, and also studying the concept of strategy in the particular context of EU decision- and policymaking. The volume first examines the character of the Union as a strategic actor at this stage of its development. It then explores the ability of the Union to act and otherwise influence both its periphery and the wider world, focusing in particular on how it is perceived by other actors. The final section comprises personal assessments by a group of contributors regarding the character of the union as a strategic actor in the present and future. When these are pieced together, a picture emerges of a European strategy in the making, albeit one that so far is modest and partial. This book will be of interest to students of European Security, European Politics and IR.

European Union Foreign and Security Policy

Towards a Neighbourhood Strategy

Author: Roland Dannreuther

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415322973

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 8894

The end of the Cold War presented a major challenge to Western Europe and to the European Union. It led not only to a whole new set of countries seeking to join the EU, but also to a strong demand for a more intensive EU engagement in the broader regional context. This book assesses whether the EU has successfully faced up to this challenge and has adapted its policies towards its immediate neighbourhood in a coherent and strategic manner. This volume examines EU policy from all its major regional dimensions including assessments of: * the enlargement process to East Central Europe * the increasing engagement of the EU in conflict resolution, most notably in the Balkans, but also in the Arab-Israeli conflict * policies towards the countries of the former Soviet Union, such as Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus * the complexities of EU policy towards Turkey and the Middle East * the transatlantic dimensions of the EU's neighbourhood policies.

The European Union and Military Force

Governance and Strategy

Author: Per M. Norheim-Martinsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107028906

Category: HISTORY

Page: 230

View: 4134

Assesses the function, successes of and challenges for the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy.

The EU and the European Security Strategy

Forging a Global Europe

Author: Sven Biscop,Jan Joel Andersson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134162855

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1291

The European Security Strategy (ESS) has become an important reference framework for the EU since its inception in 2003. Without strategy an actor can only really be a ‘reactor’ to events and developments. In the ESS the EU now has a strategy, with which it has the potential of shifting boundaries and shaping the World. This volume explores this statement and examines the underlying concepts and implementation of the ESS as a judging tool of all the European Union’s external actions. Contributors, closely involved in the early debate leading up to the ESS, assess questions such as how the strategy has shaped EU policy, how it relates to existing policies but also how it has added value to these policies and whether the strategy’s objectives are sufficient to safeguard EU interests or whether they should be reviewed and added too. The outline of the strategy itself is followed; addressing its historical and conceptual context, the threat assessment, the multilateral and regional policies of the EU, its military capabilities and its strategic partnerships. This book offers a comprehensive vision of how the EU can achieve the ambitious objectives of the European Security Strategy and become an effective global actor as the strategy helps to forge a global Europe. The EU and the European Security Strategy will be of great interest to students and researchers of European politics and security studies.

Federalism and European Union

Political Ideas, Influences, and Strategies in the European Community 1972-1986

Author: Michael Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134987595

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5751

One of the most frequent criticisms levelled at the European Community is the discrepancy between federalist rhetoric and the intergovernmental response: between its ideological aspirations and contemporary political reality. The federalist heritage of the European Community has become discredited by contemporary political thinkers, and yet it still forms an important part of the community's ideological foundations. Within this book the contrasting theories of Spinelli and Monnet are subjected to rigorous criticism, examining the benefits and pitfalls of their proposals for a unified Europe, and the probability of the gap between theory and actuality ever being bridged in the future.

Africa and the European Union

A Strategic Partnership

Author: Jack Mangala

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137269464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 5667

The most comprehensive, critical, and up-to-date analysis of the dynamics affecting EU-Africa relations since the adoption of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) in 2007.

The European Union and the Promotion of Democracy

Europe's Mediterranean and Asian Policies

Author: Richard Youngs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191529281

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 1583

This book assesses European Union policies aimed at encouraging democratization in East Asia and the North African and Middle Eastern States within the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership - these two regions being the source of some of the strongest conceptual challenges to 'Western' liberal democracy since the end of the cold war. The book addresses theoretical debates over the international dimensions of political change and the EU's characteristics as an international actor. The factors both driving and inhibiting European democracy promotion policies are explored. The book outlines the EU's distinctive bottom-up philosophy, aimed at constructing the socio-economic and ideational foundations for political liberalization, but argues that the EU has in practice failed to develop a fully comprehensive and coherent democracy promotion strategy.

The European Union and Democracy Promotion

The Case of North Africa

Author: Richard Gillespie,Richard Youngs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652924

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

View: 8720

he 20th century saw air power transformed from novelists' fantasy into stark reality. From string and canvas to precision weaponry and stealth, air power has progressed to become not only the weapon of first political choice, but often the only conceivable option. This rapid development has given rise to considerable debate and controversy with those holding entrenched views rarely slow to shout their case. Many myths have grown over the period, ranging from the once much vaunted ability of air power to win wars alone through to its impact as a coercive tool. This volume examines the theory and practice of air power from its earliest inception. The contributors have been drawn from academia and the military and represent some of the world's leading proponents on the subject. All significant eras on air power employment are examined: some are evidently turning points, while others represent continuous development. Perhaps more importantly, the book highlights the areas that could be considered to be significant, and invites the reader to enter the debate as to whether it constitutes a continuum, a turning point, or indeed a revolution.

The European Union and China

a European strategy for the twenty-first century

Author: Richard L. Grant

Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr


Category: History

Page: 106

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Framing Europe

The Policy Shaping Strategies of the European Commission

Author: Mark Rhinard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789089790446

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 5129

Studies in International Institutional Dynamics, 3(International Studies Library, 24)Public policymaking increasingly takes place on an international stage, drawing attention to how international bureaucracies set agendas and shape policy outcomes. This book focuses on the European Union and reveals a key strategy used to influence policymaking by one of its central institutions, the European Commission. While most scholarship on the Commission examines its formal means of influence, this book demonstrates how the Commission employs a more informal method of "strategic framing" to manipulate the ideational framework in which policymaking takes place. This method helps the Commission to privilege certain actors, institutional processes, and policy goals in pursuit of preferred outcomes. The effects of strategic framing are examined in four cases of policy change in the fields of agriculture and biotechnology.Mark Rhinard has produced a significant study of policymaking in the European Union. He points to the complex interactions of ideas and institutions in making policy. The work is especially important for linking ideas of social construction with theories of the policy process. This book deserves reading by all students of the EU and public policy. - B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh - Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsList of TablesList of Frequently Used AcronymsChapter One: IntroductionPART ONE: EMPIRICAL AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONSChapter Two: The European Commission and the EU Policy ProcessChapter Three: Strategic FramingPART TWO: REFORMING THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY, 1988-2003Chapter Four: A Crack in the Armor: EU Agricultural Reform, 1988-1992Chapter Five: Building On Momentum: EU Agricultural Reform, 1993-2003PART THREE: MAKING BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICY IN THE EU, 1980-2001Chapter Six: "Hijacking In Progress": EU Biotechnology Laws, 1980-1990Chapter Seven: Backlash Towards EU Biotechnology Policy, 1991-2001PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONSChapter Eight: Conclusions: Framing As StrategyWorks CitedIndexAbout the Author(s)/Editor(s)Mark Rhinard (PhD, Cambridge) is Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs where he leads the Europe Research Program. He has published extensively on the European Union in scholarly texts and journals.

The European Union and Central Asia

Author: Alexander Warkotsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135193002

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In June 2007, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted The EU in Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership, highlighting the growing importance of Central Asia to the EU. This book examines the EU's policy towards the five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in light of this Strategy. The analysis focuses on the EU's Central Asia Strategy and provides an evaluation of the EU's performance in meeting its policy goals in the region. It starts by looking at the EU as an actor, and discusses the general framework of EU-Central Asia cooperation. The book goes on to focus on the Strategy's general strategic directions and, in particular, its set of concrete policy commitments and questions whether these are adequately designed and implemented so they are able to contribute to regional security and stability. The book contributes to a better understanding for the pitfalls of overall stability in Central Asia, as well as studies on European Union and International relations.

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: 7544

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.

The European Union's Policy Towards Mercosur

Responsive Not Strategic

Author: Arantza Gomez Arana

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719096944

Category: European Union countries

Page: 272

View: 4111

This monograph seeks to examine the motivations for the European Union's (EU) policy towards the Common Market of the South (Mercosur), the EU's most important relationship with another regional economic integration organisation. It argues that the dominant explanations in the literature -balancing the US, global aspirations, being an external federator, long-standing economic and cultural ties, economic interdependence, and the Europeanization of Spanish and Portuguese national foreign policies - fail to adequately explain the EU's policy. In particular, these accounts tend to inferthe EU's motives from its activity. Drawing extensive primary documents, this monograph argues that the major developments in the relationship - the 1992 Inter-institutional Agreement and the 1995 Europe Mercosur Inter-regional Framework Cooperation Agreement - were initiated by Mercosur andsupported mainly by Spain. This means that rather than the EU pursuing a strategy, as implied by most of the existing literature, the EU was largely responsive.

European Union and South Korea

Author: James Harrison

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668624

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 9133

Written by European and Korean experts in international law, each essay in this volume examines a particular aspect of the legal framework for EU-Korea relations. They analyse the scope and substance of the relevant legal rules, as well as the opport

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

View: 781

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 Emerging Powers in the 21st Century

How Europe Can Shape a New Global Order

Author: Mr Thomas Renard,Prof Dr Sven Biscop

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476812

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 7514

The emergence of new powers fundamentally questions the traditional views on international relations, multilateralism or security as a range of countries now competes for regional and global leadership - economically, politically, technologically and militarily. As the focus of international attention shifts from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the European states in particular are seen to lose influence relative to the emerging economic powerhouses of China, Russia, India and Brazil. European nations find themselves too small to engage meaningfully with these continent-sized powers and, in an increasingly multipolar world are concerned their influence can only continue to decline. This book analyses the shifts in the structure of global power and examines the threats and opportunities they bring to Europe. Leading European Contributors reflect on how the EU can utilise collective strength to engage and compete with rapidly developing nations. They examine perceptions of the EU among the emerging powers and the true meaning and nature of any strategic partnerships negotiated. Finally they explore the shape and structure of the international system in the 21st century and how the EU can contribute to and shape it.

The European Union and Ukraine

strategies in view of enlargement : conference proceedings, Kyiv, 23 September 2003

Author: Iryna Solonenko

Publisher: N.A


Category: European Union

Page: 105

View: 7861

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: 1772

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.

China, the European Union and the Restructuring of Global Governance

Author: Tanguy De Wilde,Pierre Defraigne,Jean-Christophe Defraigne

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781004277

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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China, the European Union and Global Governance examines the key determinants of European and Chinese approaches to the restructuring of global governance systems. Using a multidisciplinary method, this collection of chapters analyses four distinct fields that are key for both China and the EU and in the development of their relations and future cooperation: the global trading system, the international monetary system, climate and energy policy and international security. In the context of ChinaÍs growing role in global governance and of EU_China cooperation, these contributions emphasize strategies, prospects and objectives of both actors. They outline possible avenues for an enhanced partnership in light of the changing global order, which implies a rethinking of the existing multilateral structures. This interdisciplinary study will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in global governance, European foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, EU_China relations, as well as trade, the international economy and climate change policies. Postgraduate students in international relations, international political economy, European studies and Chinese studies, as well as policymakers in the areas of external relations and EU_China relations, will also find much to interest them in this book.

The European Union and Global Emergencies

A Law and Policy Analysis

Author: Antonis Antoniadis,Robert Schütze,Eleanor Spaventa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184731659X

Category: Law

Page: 348

View: 2985

This collection of essays analyses the European Union's involvement in global emergencies from a law and policy perspective. Bringing together leading academics and officials from the European Union institutions, the book offers an expert account of the theoretical and practical issues the EU faces when dealing with global emergencies. The subjects covered are highly topical and include the financial and debt crises, regional security and the fight against terrorism, public health and food scares, human trafficking and energy security.