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Contemporary Issues and Debates in Eu Policy : The European Union and International Relations - Vassiliki Koutrakou

Contemporary Issues and Debates in Eu Policy

The European Union and International Relations

By: Vassiliki Koutrakou (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780719064197
Number Of Pages: 304

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This book examines 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 twenty-first century. Since the late 1980s, the EU has faced the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet bloc, followed by more than a dozen new applications for membership; the re-unification of Germany; various ethnic conflicts; a fragmenting Yugoslavia and the dramas of Bosnia and Kosovo accompanied by rising waves of refugees and immigration; and a troublesome but successful completion of Monetary Union. The impact of all this upon the continuing integration of Europe, and upon its frameworks of governance and policy-making, is evidently huge. The central theme of the book is to consider the concepts of interdependence and the effectiveness of cooperation in addressing these issues

List of tables and figuresp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Conflict and foreign and security policy approachesp. 7
Interdependence and fragmentation: the articulations of political space in the discourses of integration and ethnic conflictp. 10
The Kosovo intervention and European security: NATO's pyrrhic victoryp. 23
European Union Intelligence Agency: a necessary institution for Common Intelligence Policy?p. 38
Recent developments in EU migration and asylum policiesp. 56
Enforcing human rights in Europe and beyond: international law and human rights in a changing worldp. 73
Issues of economic developmentp. 97
EU economic governance in the present world systemp. 102
New directions in the EU's Third World policy: from aid to trade under the watchful eye of the WTOp. 120
Transboundary co-operation and regional networks in Sweden and the Baltic States: integration on the new European frontier at the turn of the centuryp. 134
An ever-more sustainable union? Integrating economy, society and environment in a rapidly enlarging Europep. 149
Co-operation or competition? Nuclear energy and the Ostpolitik of the European Unionp. 162
Cross-border transport: the EU policy agendap. 175
The Europeanisation of firms and the role of Euro-groups in European integrationp. 194
The high technology factorp. 211
Euratom: the toothless treaty?p. 215
Interest groups, institutions and expertise: the new politics of EU biotechnology regulationp. 232
Deregulation and co-ordination in European telecommunications strategiesp. 249
J(EU) nesse sans frontieres: information age governance, youth and the EUp. 262
Conclusionsp. 279
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780719064197
ISBN-10: 0719064198
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.47