International Relations and the European Union

Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith,Sophie Vanhoonacker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737327

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

View: 5355

[International Relations and the European Union] takes a unique approach by incorporating the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations. As the most comprehensive introduction to the EU's international relations written by leading experts in the field, it is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's role in the contemporary world. Beginning with an examination of theoretical frameworks and approaches, the book goes on to address the institutions and processes that surround the EU's international relations. Key policy areas, such as security and trade, are outlined in detail, alongside the EU's relations with specific countries, including the United States, China, India, and Russia. Updates for the third edition include expanded discussions of three key perspectives to provide a rounded picture of the EU's place in the international system: as a sub-system of international relations, as part of the process of international relations, and as a power in its own right.

The International Relations of the European Union

Author: Steve Marsh,Hans Mackenstein

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582472938

Category: Law

Page: 305

View: 1849

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.

Contemporary Issues and Debates in EU Policy

The European Union and International Relations

Author: Vassiliki N. Koutrakou

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719064180

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 2602

the primary purpose of this book is to cast a penetrative look at a broad range of fiercely debated contemporary issues which are shaping the policy-making agenda in international relations, and particularly European affairs, in the early 21st century.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 5321

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 SAGE Handbook of European Union Politics

Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen,Mark Pollack,Ben Rosamond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206491

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

View: 6568

'This volume is one to which anyone trying to make sense of the EU of the early 21st century will return again and again. A terrific line-up that combines diverse talents from North America and Europe. Few books of this kind could live up to the billing 'definitive benchmark', but this one certainly does' - John Peterson, University of Edinburgh 'A most useful book that can be highly recommended. A strong analytical framework coupled with unparalleled coverage of the major issues of the political science research of the EU makes this volume a formidable tool for teaching and a significant input to new scholarly research. It is both relatively sophisticated and very accessible to graduate students and advanced researchers. The clear writing style and the richness of information presented will certainly make this book interesting for non-academic readers' - Igor Vidacak, Institute for International Relations, Zagreb - Journal of Common Market Studies 'An admirably comprehensive source book for those interested in how the tools of political science inspire EU area studies. The editors enlist leading researchers to synthesize the state of the art in their field of expertise. The Handbook of European Union Politics will be an indispensable intellectual resource for researchers, teachers, and graduate students of the European Union' - Liesbet Hooghe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA 'Presents an excellent overview of political science research on the EU. It finds the right balance between establishing the state of the art and pointing the reader to theoretical diversity. Highly recommended for advanced students and scholars looking for quick and solid orientation in a fragmented field - and for new ideas for research' - Frank Schimmelfennig, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 'This is a milestone in the study of EU politics. The authors include the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field, and collectively they provide a comprehensive and highly competent overview of the state of theory and research on EU institutions, politics and policies' - Fritz Scharpf, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany The European Union (EU) poses quite profound questions for scholars and students of the social and political sciences. This benchmark handbook is designed to: - provide an authoritative state-of-the art guide to the scope of the field suitable for both established scholars and students of the EU - reflect and contribute to the debates about the nature of the field of EU studies and EU politics in particular - explore in detail the development of the many approaches to the study of EU politics. Divided into four sections, the Handbook focuses on theorizing European integration; the EU as polity; politics and policy making in the EU; and the EU and the international system. Its appeal will reside not only in its comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the field, but also in the quality of its contributors, and the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches included. The resulting volume is a 'must have' for all scholars and advanced students of the EU and European integration.

European Union Foreign and Security Policy

Towards a Neighbourhood Strategy

Author: Roland Dannreuther

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415322987

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 9437

This text examines the degree to which the European Union has been able to respond as a coherent and strategic actor towards the developmental and security needs of its immediate neighbourhood in the post-Cold War period.

The European Parliament and its International Relations

Author: Stelios Stavridis,Daniela Irrera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317499646

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2047

Following the Lisbon Treaty, the powers of the European Parliament in external relations have gradually expanded and it is increasingly influencing the foreign policy of the European Union. This book analyses the role of the European Parliament as an international actor and presents a new debate about its role outside the EU territory. It explores different policy areas including human rights, international aid, trade, crisis management and the environment to provide a systematic analysis of the modern global role of the European Parliament. The book also considers the European Parliament’s regional interactions with Africa, Latin America, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. With a common analytical framework and research covering the lifespan of the European Parliament from its first direct elections in 1979 to the present day, this comprehensive volume presents an unparalleled analysis of one of the most important institutions in the European Union. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics and institutions, European policy, government, international relations and European history.

Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions

Performance, Policy, Power

Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen,Katie Verlin Laatikainen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415539463

Category: Political Science

Page: 491

View: 3627

While the EU has championed "effective multilateralism" and experienced a dramatic internal reform process to improve its performance in external relations, broader multilateral processes have also undergone dramatic change. This handbook addresses the increasingly contested issue of profound political importance: Europe's presence in multilateral institutions. It assesses both the evolving role of Europe in international institutions, and the transformations in international institutions themselves. Acknowledging that the category of international institutions comprises a highly diverse field of multilateral engagements this handbook presents a state of the art approach that analyzes both what we have learned about the EU and international institutions as well as identifying promising avenues for further research. The handbook is divided into six parts: Part I examines the EU's diplomatic and legal personality in international relations that constitutes the internal foundation for the EU's engagement with international institutions. Part II assesses how EU multilateralism intersects with other international institutions and provides a means to assess the performance of international institutions as well as the EU itself in multilateral processes. Part III focuses on the EU's participation with key institutions within the general UN system, such as the UN Security Council and the Human Rights Council as well as specific policy domains such as human rights across UN institutions. Part IV focuses on EU relations with wide range of international organizations in a variety of fields, from organizations in economic and security realms to environmental institutions and specialized agencies. Part V focuses on the EU's engagement in a broad spectrum of issue-specific international agreements and international regimes, addressing issues such as non-proliferation of WMDs, climate change, information technology, and the emerging Gx-system (G7, G8, G20 etc). Part VI examines broader contextual factors that influence the relationship between the EU and international institutions, including the evolution of multilateralism, the trans-Atlantic relationship, global norms and the emergence of multipolarity. This comprehensive volume brings together scholars and practitioners to summarize and synthesize existing knowledge in the field. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of European politics, the EU's external relations, international relations, international organizations and international political economy.

The European Union

How Does it Work?

Author: Elizabeth Bomberg,John Peterson,Richard Corbett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199570809

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 7940

Now in its third edition, The European Union: How Does it Work? demystifies the European Union's structures and operation, providing a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction ideal for students with no background in the subject. Bringing together an exceptional collection of work--by practitioners who have worked or currently work in the EU's institutions and by leading scholars and academics--this volume cuts through the complexity to explain how the EU really works and why it matters. Innovative pedagogical tools--including "How it Really Works" and "Compared to What" boxes--help guide students through the material. A Companion Website offers multiple-choice questions, a timeline of key events, relevant links, and an interactive map for students. It also provides seminar questions and activities and PowerPoint-based presentations for instructors. New to this Edition: * Revised and updated throughout in light of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the effects of the financial crisis on the Eurozone * New coeditor Richard Corbett, former Member of the European Parliament, has ensured that the anthology continues to include a practitioner's perspective * Three new chapters: 6. How Policies are Made, 7. Democracy, and 9. The EU as a Security Actor

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: 7291

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.

Global Europe

The European Union in World Affairs

Author: Christopher Piening

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555877002

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 9177

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.

European Union Politics

Author: Michelle Cini

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199281954

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 7094

This is the essential text for all students of European Union politics. With its established authority and reputation, the new edition is an even more invaluable resource. It has been updated throughout to reflect recent developments, and there are four new chapters on the constitutional treaty, CFSP and ESDP, the single market, and public opinion.

The Member States of the European Union

Author: Simon Bulmer,Christian Lequesne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199544832

Category: Political Science

Page: 449

View: 4248

This is a comprehensive and rounded thematic study of the EU-member states. The text provides detailed coverage of the principal member states and comparative studies of the smaller states, as well as discussing the issue of enlargement and covering empirical themes.

The European Union in the World Community

Author: Carolyn Rhodes

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555877804

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 2069

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.

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration

Power, Security, and Community

Author: Morten Kelstrup,Michael Charles Williams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214179

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 9283

Indhold: Introduction: integration and the politics of community in the New Europe by Morteh Kelstrup and Michael C. Williams; 1. Europe is not where it is supposed to be by R.B.J. Walker; 2. International theory and European integration by Steve Smith; 3. European communities in a neo-medieval global polity: the dilemmas of fairyland? by N.J. Rennger; 4. The art of war and the construction of peace: toward a virtual theory of international relations by James der Derian; 5. Sovereignty, anarchy and law in Europe: when legal norms turn into political facts by Marlene Wind; 6. Gendered communities: the ambiguuous attraction of Europe by Lene Hansen; 7. Contested community: migration and the question of the political in the EU by Jef Huysmans; 8. When two becom one: interneal and external securitisations in Europe by Didier Bigo; 9. The European Central Bank and the problem of authority by Randall D. Germain; 10. "And never the twain shall meet?" The EU's quest for legitimacy and enlargement by Lykke Friis and Anna Murphy; 11. The EU as a security actor: reflections from a pessimistic constructivist on post-sovereign security orders by Ole Wæver

Japan and the European Union

Domestic Politics and Transnational Relations

Author: Atsuko Abe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485115567

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 2792

"In Japan and the European Union, Dr. Abe sets out to answer a number of crucial questions on the effect of Japan's international relations upon its internal affairs - in particular how international issues, and Japan's growing relationship with the EU, have come to penetrate the political economy and decision-making structure in Japanese industry and legislation. Japan/EU affairs have never been marked by any significant political relations, and until the past twenty years, characterised by a reserved indifference. However, as a result of accelerated political and economic changes in the past decade, the two economic giants have made considerable efforts to nurture bilateral relations largely initiated by trade concerns. The author examines the development of this relationship informed by International Relations perspectives and taking into account the growing dependence of successful bilateral relations on the international political economy." "Furthermore, Dr. Abe explains the attempt that has been made to resolve Japanese/EU disputes by way of a Joint Declaration. This includes an examination of the 1991 Automobile Agreement involving Japan, the EC Commission and the Japanese manufacturers; and the Liquor Tax dispute which ran from 1986-1995. Throughout this account, the concerns of the United States, and its impact on this relationship, are fully registered."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Politics of Insecurity

Fear, Migration and Asylum in the EU

Author: Jef Huysmans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134234473

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 7718

The act of violence of 9/11 changed the global security agenda, catapulting terrorism to the top of the agenda. Weapons of mass destruction grabbed public interest and controlling the free movement of people became a national security priority. In this volume, Jef Huysmans critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations and security studies to develop a conceptual framework for studying security. He argues that security policies and responses do not appear out of the blue, but are part of a continuous and gradual process, pre-structured by previous developments. He examines this process of securitization and explores how an issue, on the basis of the distribution and administration of fear, becomes a security policy. Huysmans then applies this theory to provide a detailed analysis of migration, asylum and refuge in the European Union. This theoretically sophisticated, yet accessible volume, makes an important contribution to the study of security, migration and European politics.

Policy-making in the European Union

Author: Helen Wallace,Mark A. Pollack,Alasdair R. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689679

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

View: 3624

Constantly evolving, and with far-reaching implications, European Union policy-making is of central importance to the politics of the European Union. From defining the processes, institutions and modes through which policy-making operates, the text moves on to situate individual policieswithin these modes, detail their content, and analyse how they are implemented, navigating policy in all its complexities. Exploring the link between the modes and mechanisms of EU policy-making and its implementation at national level, Policy-Making in the Europe Union helps students to engage with the key issues related to policy. Written by experts, for students and scholars alike, this is the most authoritative andin-depth guide to policy in the European Union.

Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda

Author: Annmarie Elijah,Don Kenyon,Karen Hussey,Pierre van der Eng

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760461148

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 5834

Australia (together with New Zealand) is one of the few Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries with which the EU does not have a comprehensive trade agreement. Australia and the EU are entering a new phase in the bilateral relationship, and the push towards a potential trade agreement has been steadily gaining momentum. This collection brings together diverse and deeply practical contributions to the forthcoming policy debate on the Australia–EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA), highlighting potential points of difficulty and possible gains from the agreement. This book makes two further contributions: it adds to the body of work reappraising the contemporary Australia–EU relationship; and provides a snapshot of current issues in trade policy—the ‘new trade agenda’—which is more complex and politically visible than ever. The issues confronting Australia and the EU in forthcoming negotiations are those confronting policy makers around the globe. They are testing public tolerance of decisions once viewed as dull and technocratic, and are redefining the academic treatment of trade policy. ‘… this book is especially important because it is talking about a very different type of trade agreement than the ones Australia has concluded recently with our major trading partners in East Asia. An agreement with the EU inevitably will focus on issues like services, investment, government procurement, and competition policy. These are major issues in their own right, are key parts of the new trade agenda, and are critical to Australia’s successful transition to a prosperous post–mining boom economy. In the absence of generalisable unilateral economic reform in this country, trade policy hopefully will provide an external source of pressure for reform. If this book adds to that pressure while also suggesting some of the tools needed for reform, it will have made a major contribution.’ Dr Mike Adams, Partner, Trading Nation Consulting