Is the European Union a unified actor in world politics? The world’s leading economic power is still struggling to find its role in shaping and maintaining global peace, free trade and commerce. How successful is the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and its institutions really?
This book analyses the European Union’s common institutions and procedures and critically discusses its ability to pursue its vital interests as a unified actor in world politics. Though considerable progress has been made in its quest for collective external action, the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) as well as ist Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) continue to be strictly guided by the principles of intergovernmental coordination and unanimity. A comprehensive introduction to and analysis of CFSP and CSDP by examining their structures and fields of action – that’s what this volume offers.
From the Contents:
- Part 1: History and Institutions
- Part 2: EU Foreign Relations: Organisations, Regions and Countries
- Part 3: Current Issues
Prof. Dr. Sven Bernhard Gareis, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Dr. Gunther Hauser, National Defense Academy, Vienna
Prof. Dr. Franz Kernic, University of Innsbruck
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Target groups: Undergraduates, postgraduates, and post-docs in European politics, International Relations, Political Science, sociology, other Social Sciences
Keywords: European Union, EU in World Politics, Common Foreign and Security Policy, Europe
Subject area: Politics, Europe, Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences