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The European Union and Human Security : External Interventions and Missions - Mary Martin

The European Union and Human Security

External Interventions and Missions

By: Mary Martin (Editor), Mary Kaldor (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2010
ISBN: 9780415498722
Number Of Pages: 191

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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 EUa (TM)s aim of being a a force for good in the worlda (TM), 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.

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Introduction: European security and human securityp. 1
The AMM and the transition from conflict to peace in Aceh, 2005-2006p. 12
The EU response to the Asian tsunami and the need for a human security approachp. 35
The European Union in the Democratic Republic of Congo - a force for good?p. 55
Human insecurity in Lebanon: consequences of war and prospects for peacep. 76
The deterioration of human security in Palestinep. 95
Intervention and independence in Kosovo: the EULEX rule of law missionp. 112
Crossing boundaries: the European Union Monitoring Mission to Georgiap. 128
A human security strategy for Afghanistan: what role for the EU?p. 145
Annex: the Madrid Report of the Human Security Study Groupp. 159
Indexp. 186
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ISBN: 9780415498722
ISBN-10: 0415498724
Series: Routledge Studies in Human Security
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 1st February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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