EU Foreign Policy in a Globalized World

Author: Zaki Laïdi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134080883
Format: PDF
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Written by leading experts in the field, this volume identifies European collective preferences and analyzes to what extent these preferences inform and shape EU foreign policy and are shared by other actors in the international system. While studies of the EU’s foreign policy are not new, this book takes a very different tack from previous research. Specifically it leaves aside the institutional and bureaucratic dimensions of the European Union’s behaviour as an international actor in order to concentrate on the meanings and outcomes of its foreign policy taken in the broadest sense. Two outcomes are possible: Either Europe succeeds in imposing a norms-based international system and thus, in this case, its soft power capacity will not only have been demonstrated but will be enhanced Or, on the contrary, it does not succeed and the global system will become one where realpolitik reigns; especially once China, India and Russia attain a preponderant influence on the international scene. EU Foreign Policy in a Globalized World will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics, foreign policy and politics and international relations in general.

The European Union and the Social Dimension of Globalization

Author: Jan Orbie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134035535
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Russian Energy Security and Foreign Policy

Author: Adrian Dellecker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136724230
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an original and thoroughly academic analysis of the link between Russian energy and foreign policies in Eurasia, as well as offering an interpretation of Russia’s coherence on the international stage.

The European Union as a Small Power

Author: Asle Toje
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230243965
Format: PDF, Docs
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The post-Cold War is drawing to a close. For the first time since 1945 Europe is about to experience the centrifugal forces of multipolarity. It does so after two decades of intense institution with a collective presence in the shape of the European Union. Asle Toje asks the question, what place will the EU take in a multipolar global order? In examining the historical forces that converged in the post-war integration project, the efforts to construct a common foreign and security policy and experiences from the field, he argues that due to the lack of a workable decision-making mechanism the EU is destined to play the limited but at the same time distinct role of a small power. Toje explains that only with the surge of integration in the post-Cold War era and the restraining force of sovereignty -- both linked to the emergence of the European Union as a small power -- has a situation been created that signals a return to balance of power politics. The selfless character of the EU foreign policy and the strength of the United States allow the EU to exercise strategic restraint and establish stable relations with emerging powers despite rapid shifts and extreme disparities in power.

La norme sans la force 3e dition

Author: Zaki LAIDI
Publisher: Presses de Sciences Po
ISBN: 2724614135
Format: PDF, ePub
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Le storytelling de l’Europe, construit autour de la norme plutôt que sur la force, est-il encore crédible aujourd’hui face à la montée en puissance des grands pays émergents et à l'instabilité de son voisinage méditerranéen ? Les États européens ne sont-ils pas eux-mêmes contraints de recourir à la force en Libye ou au Mali quand l’Union s'y refuse ?Zaki Laïdi répond à cette question en exposant les raisons de la préférence européenne pour la norme, depuis le traité de Rome, les résultats obtenus grâce à elle mais également les limites qu'elle rencontre aujourd'hui.