The European Union in Global Security

The Politics of Impact

Author: R. Ginsberg,S. Penksa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367526

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 3236

Does the EU matter in international security? The authors identify and explain the drivers of and brakes to EU foreign security action, offer methods of assessment to ascertain influence, and conclude that the union has become a niche international security provider that has in turn strengthened EU foreign policy.

Managing a Multilevel Foreign Policy

The EU in International Affairs

Author: Paolo Foradori,Paolo Rosa,Riccardo Scartezzini

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116432

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 6811

Managing a Multilevel Foreign Policy is a useful and up-to-date resource for enhancing knowledge and understanding of the EU as an emerging actor in the global system. It introduces and examines the latest developments in the fields of EU foreign, security, and defense policies, providing a complete overview of the ways in which the EU has grown as a global actor with a significant impact on international affairs.

The European Union in the World Community

Author: Carolyn Rhodes

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555877804

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 2285

Although the European Union as a supranational entity is the subject of much academic and policy analysis, there is little disagreement that the Union significantly shapes the policy orientations of member states toward one another. In the realm of foreign policy, however, the assessment of the EU's role in affecting or replacing member-state behaviour is much more mixed. This volume analyzes the character of the EU as an actor in international affairs.

Global Europe

The European Union in World Affairs

Author: Christopher Piening

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555877002

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 4874

The European Union (EU), though comprised of fifteen separate, sovereign states, is constrained by treaty to act "as one" in key areas. And as trader, investor, aid donor, and most recently, foreign policy maker, it has come to play, in a very short time, a pivotal role on the world stage. This book offers a succinct summary of all of the EU's external activities and of the impact European integration has come to have far beyond the EU's borders.

The European Union in the Security of Europe

From Cold War to Terror War

Author: Steve Marsh,Wyn Rees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113663102X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6156

This book examines the European Union’s contribution to providing security in Europe amidst an increasingly complex and challenging environment. In this new and comprehensive guide to the EU's role in security since the end of the Cold War, the authors offer an explanation of EU internal and external security regimes, and argue that the Union has become an important exporter of security within its region. However, the Union’s rhetorical ambitions and commitments continue to outstrip its capabilities and it lacks both a common conceptualisation of security and a meaningful, shared strategic culture. Drawing extensively on primary sources the book examines the Union’s relations with the US and Russia in a time of shifting geostrategic calculations and priorities. With the EU capacity for enlargement slowing, this text presents a detailed assessment of EU security policies towards Central Europe, the Mediterranean, the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. European Union Security will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU, security studies, and international relations.

Security and Defence Policy in the European Union

Author: Jolyon Howorth

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137427884

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1813

In this updated and revised new edition the author examines recent developments to the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy and assesses its systems, processes and limitations. He situates events in a clear historical context and provides wide-ranging theoretical approaches to aid understanding.

European Union Committee 31st Report Of Session 2003-04: Eu Security Strategy

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104005392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 49

View: 700

The European Security Strategy ("A secure Europe in a better world") was endorsed by the European Council in December 2003. The Committee's report examines this strategy, focusing on current global security challenges and threats, strategic objectives and policy implications for the EU. The Committee finds that the strategy gives a useful starting point from which the EU member states can work together to deliver security, although the EU has yet to identify and commit the necessary resources to make it a reality rather than just an aspiration. The report recommends that the next steps should be for the EU (through its member states acting in the European Council) to identify its priorities for addressing global security, to co-ordinate the ongoing work of the EU so that development aid, trade, environment, foreign and security policies aim to achieve the same security results; and to commit the appropriate, long-term funding.

The European Union in International Politics

Baptism by Fire

Author: Roy H. Ginsberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500235

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 4421

Roy Ginsberg links the contexts and sources of EU foreign policy actions with the processes and outputs of decision making, and then examines how outsiders view the EU. He combines a synthesis of the literature with primary interviews and case studies that document the reach of and limits to the EU's influence.

European Security Governance

The European Union in a Westphalian World

Author: Charlotte Wagnsson,James Sperling,Jan Hallenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134006470

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 9779

This book focuses on the problems of, and prospects for, strengthening the global system of security governance in a manner consistent with the aspirations and practices of the EU. The EU approach to security governance has been successful in its immediate neighbourhood: it has successfully exported its preferred norms and principles to applicant countries, thereby 'pacifying' its immediate neighbourhood and making all of Europe more secure. The EU governance orientation ultimately seeks to enlarge the European security community and expand the geopolitical area within which armed conflicts are inconceivable, and where state and private actors converge around a set of norms and rules of behaviour and engagement. The EU's success along its immediate boundaries has not yet been replicated on a global scale; it remains an open question whether the EU system of governance can be exported globally, owing to different normative structures (for example, a tolerance of armed conflict or non-democratic governance internally), great-power competition (such as US--China), or ongoing processes of securitization that has made it difficult to find a commonly accepted definition of security. Moreover, the EU system of security governance clashes with the continuing unwillingness of other major powers to cede or pool sovereignty as well as varying preferences for unilateral as opposed to multilateral forms of statecraft. This edited volume addresses both the practical and political aspects of security governance and the barriers to the globalization of the EU system of security governance, particularly in the multipolar post-Cold War era. This book will be of great interest to students of security governance, EU politics, European Security and IR in general. James Sperling is Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. Jan Hallenberg is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Security and Strategic Studies, Swedish National Defence College. Charlotte Wagnsson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategic and Security Studies at the Swedish National Defence College.

The EU's Role in Global Governance

The Legal Dimension

Author: Bart Van Vooren,Steven Blockmans,Jan Wouters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199659656

Category: Law

Page: 361

View: 330

The rise to power of such countries as China and Brazil, as well as the EU sovereign debt crisis, have deeply affected the capacity of the EU to influence global realities. This book brings together prominent legal scholars and practitioners to investigate the extent to which the EU can shape this on-going re-orientation of the international scene.

The European Union and Military Conflict Management

Defining, evaluating and achieving success

Author: Annemarie Peen Rodt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317908155

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 2193

This book provides the first comprehensive review of the European Union’s role in military conflict management beyond its borders and makes an important contribution to debates on the EU’s role in global security governance. The EU has launched five military operations within the framework of its Common Security and Defence Policy with the explicit purpose to help manage violent conflicts beyond its borders. This book develops a definition and a set of criteria for success in military conflict management and applies this new analytical framework in a comparative case study of the five EU military operations undertaken in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and the Central African Republic. Having evaluated their success the book goes on to explore the conditions under which military conflict management operations conducted by international organizations are successful and explores the implications of its findings for the future theory and practice of military conflict management. The European Union and Military Conflict Management will be of interest to students and scholars of security studies, conflict studies, European Union politics and foreign policy and global security governance.

International Relations and the European Union

Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199544808

Category: Political Science

Page: 557

View: 2947

This text explores the ways in which the European Union frames and conducts its international relations. Each chapter deals with the three key themes of the volume - the EU as a sub-system of international relations, the EU and the processes of international relations, and the EU as a power.

The European Union as a Global Actor

Author: Charlotte Bretherton,John Vogler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134458827

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 7521

This comprehensive, up to date and theoretically informed text examines the full range of the European Union's external relations including the Common Foreign and Security Policy. It look at the increasingly important part the EU plays in global politics. The authors argue that the EU's significance cannot be grasped by making comparisons with traditional states. Issues covered include: · the status, coherence, consistency and roles of the EU as an actor, and what being an actor means in practice. · how the field of trade relations forms the basis of the EUs activities · the EU in global environmental diplomacy, North-South relations and in relation to the Mediterranean and East/Central Europe · the EUs controversial relationship to the Common Foreign and Security Policy and defence.

China, Europe and International Security

Interests, Roles and Prospects

Author: Frans-Paul van der Putten,Chu Shulong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415532531

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 1915

This book examines the roles played by China and Europe in the domain of international security in the 21st century. Bringing together Chinese and European expertise on the Sino-European Security relationship , this book positions Europe - both the EU and the major national actors - and China in a global security context. It offers not merely an elaboration of the theme of bilateral security relations, but also introduces a wider view on Europe and China as global security actors. The chapters cover four main themes: the perceptions of and actual relations between Europe and China as security actors; relations of China and Europe with third parties such as the US, Russia, and Iran; Europe and China as actors in multilateral security approaches; Europe and China as (potential) security actors in each other’s technological domain or region. Given the increasingly prominent roles that both China and Europe play in international security as permanent members of the UN Security Council (in the European case, through the informal and partial representation of the UK and France), through their extensive global economic interests, and their important relations with the USA, this book provides a timely examination of the current state and future developments in the Sino-European relationship. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, Chinese politics, EU studies and IR in general.

Theorising the European Union as an International Security Provider

Author: Annemarie Peen Dodt,Richard Whitman,Stefan Wolff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317215664

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 5713

The European Union has increasingly taken on a role as international security provider that extends beyond the geographical scope of its membership. This is clear from the wide range of military and civilian crisis management missions that the Union has undertaken, but also identifiable through its other policies, such as the European Neighbourhood Policy and development assistance, which have also to some extent become security focused. Yet, the role of the EU as an international security provider remains under-theorized and weakly understood. The proposed book analyses the Union’s role as an international security provider in a comprehensive way developing theoretical as well as empirical grounding for the understanding of the making and implementation of EU security policy. The contributions in this book cover actors involved in the policy making process, the dynamics of this process itself, its outcomes (strategies and policies) and their impact on the ground. They examine the relevance of, and apply, existing theories of international relations, international security and foreign policy analysis to the specific case of the EU, investigate empirically how particular policies are formulated and implemented, and study the impact and effectiveness of the Union as an international security provider in a variety of cases compared. This book was previously published as a special issue of Global Society.

The International Relations of the EU

Author: Steve Marsh,Hans Mackenstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873440

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 9418

In an incisive and lively discussion International Relations of the EU examines both the economic and security dimensions of European Union external relations. The book adopts an innovative approach that combines International Relations with International Political Economy. Set against a backdrop of EU enlargement and disarray over military intervention in Iraq, International Relations of the EU is a timely contribution to our understanding of the Eu's role as an international actor. The text is suitable for advanced undergraduate courses in Politics and International Relations.

European security and defence policy - EU a global security actor?

Author: Timo-Marcus Lange

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638830233

Category: Political Science

Page: 35

View: 4399

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: 1,3, RWTH Aachen University (Institut für Politische Wissenschaft), course: Die Europäische Union am Anfang des 21.Jahrhundert , 40 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Fundamentalism, war and armed conflicts are fuelling international terrorism. Poverty and disease, economical and political problems lay grounds for failed states. Despite ever growing globalisation and interdependencies the world seems not to have adequate international institutions to combine their power; nation states are unable to respond suitably. American global leadership seems to be faltering due to ambivalent management of the “war against terror”, the war in Iraq and due to growing lack of interest. European Union is divided in Euro-sceptic and pro-Europe Member states. Regardless of the announced commitment to multilateralism and common action, notably in reference to the United Nations, the Member states seem not even capable to deal sufficiently with their inner disunity in matters of international politics. The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and the included European Security and Defence Policy could be the right instruments to meet the identified threats. But what has been done till now? How is a defence and security policy, the ultimate base for national security and sovereignty, implemented into a common European framework? This term paper shall give, within its scope, at first a short insight in the development of European Security and Defence Policy. In the following three major aspects in respective to European Security and Defence Policy shall be addressed. First, European Security Strategy and the impact on European Security and Defence Policy; is a shared strategy adequate to forge all European Member states into unity? Second, the interconnexion of European defence and NATO; how does an emancipated European Security and Defence Policy interact with NATO and hence with the United States of America? Third, the fourth part will deal with the implication of European Security and Defence Policy and the Constitutional Treaty of European Union as well as the prospects after the failure of the ratification process of the Constitutional Treaty. Is it possible to keep the, so hard fought for, existing framework of European Security and Defence Policy intact? Finally, regarding its volume, this term paper shall account, a possible future of European Security and Defence Policy. Are there enhanced efforts under way to allow a common European approach to the threats of today and perhaps tomorrow? And what are further steps?

A Global Security Triangle

European, African and Asian Interaction

Author: Valeria Bello,Belachew Gebrewold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135239355

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3780

This book considers the interactions between Africa, Asia and Europe, analysing the short and long term strategies various states have adopted to external relations. The urgency attached to the agenda of international terrorism and human and drugs- trafficking has forced the European Union into new cooperation with Africa and Asia. These inter-regional relations have taken on new dimensions in the context of contemporary international politics framed by new security challenges, and new competitive forces particularly from Asia. This book provides both conceptual and empirical arguments to offer an innovative perspective on the EU as a global actor. It demonstrates how these three regions interact politically and economically to address global challenges as well as global opportunities, and thus provides an assessment of the multilateralism which the EU clearly stated in its Security Strategy paper. Addressing a broad range of topical issues, the book features chapters on European Security; European Migration Policy; African Union and its peace and security policy; Terrorism and international security; China and its fast growing global role; India, the biggest democracy in the world; and the impact of the Asian economic growth on the global economy. Further it compares the different backgrounds, forms and priorities of regional integrations. A Global Security Triangle will be of interest to all scholars of European politics, security studies, African and Asian studies, and International Relations.

The European Union and Human Security

External Interventions and Missions

Author: Mary Martin,Mary Kaldor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135178933

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3130

This edited book examines European external interventions in human security, in order to illustrate the evolution and nature of the European Union as a global political actor. In 2003, the EU deployed its first external mission under the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) with a military force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Since then it has instigated over 18 civilian and military missions to deal with humanitarian crises all over the world. This book presents a series of eight case studies of external interventions by the EU covering the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Indonesia, to illustrate the nature of the EU as a global actor. Using the concept of human security to assess the effectiveness of these missions in meeting the EU’s aim of being a ‘force for good in the world’, this study addresses two key issues: the need for an empirical assessment of EU foreign and security policies based on EU intervention in conflict and post-conflict situations and the idea of 'human security' and how this is applied in European foreign policy. This book will be of great interest to students of European Security, EU politics, human security, post-conflict reconstruction, and IR in general. Mary Kaldor is Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this she worked at Sussex University as Jean Monnet Reader in Contemporary European Studies. Mary Martin is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, the London School of Economics. From 2006-2009 she was co-ordinator of the Human Security Study Group. She was formerly a foreign correspondent and European editor for The Daily Telegraph and Guardian newspapers.

The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager

Author: Richard G. Whitman,Stefan Wolff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415528720

Category: Law

Page: 253

View: 4247

In recent years the European Union (EU) has played an increasingly important role as a manager of global conflicts. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of how the EU has performed in facilitating mediation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding across the globe. Offering an accessible introduction to the theories, processes and practice of the EUe(tm)s role in managing conflict, the book features a broad range of case studies including Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cyprus, Israel-Palestine, Macedonia and Moldova and examines both the institutional and policy aspects including the common foreign, security and defence policy. Drawing together a wide range of contributors, this will be of great interest to students of European Foreign Policy, the EU as a global actor and conflict resolution and management.