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The European Union as a Global Actor - Charlotte Bretherton

The European Union as a Global Actor

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Published: 15th December 2005
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When trade, global warming or human rights, local conflicts - or indeed most of the major global issues are reported - the European Union is increasingly involved. It is not a state, yet in many respects it rivals the USA. This poses a problem for IR theory which is more accustomed to dealing with sovereign state actors.
This new, and substantially re-written, edition of "The European Union as a Global Actor "seeks to address this issue and develops a theoretical approach to understanding the European Union as an actor in the global system, and applies it across the range of the EU's external activities.
This edition includes:
- A new emphasis on the construction of identity and its relation to actor capability
- An investigation of external constructions of the Union, through a wide range of interviews with the staff of third country missions
- A substantive analysis of the dimensions of EU external action based on new research which provide a wide coverage of recent developments in economic, environmental, development, foreign and now military policy
- An up to date source on the structures, procedures and content of EU external action.
"The European Union as a Global Actor" builds upon the ground-breaking constructivist approach to defining and explaining the development of the European actor formulated within the first edition. This book provides an invaluable and comprehensive resource for students within interests in European studies, International Relations and Politics.

Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Authors' Note
Preface to the Second Edition
Introductionp. 1
Conceptualising Actors and Actornessp. 29
Nature of the Beast: The Identity and Roles 89 of the EU
The EU as Economic Power and Trade Actorp. 164
Environmental Policy: The Union as Global 236 Leader
The EU as Development and Humanitarian Actorp. 295
Candidates and Neighbours: The Union as 357 Regional Actor
Common Foreign and Security Policy: 426 A Political Framework for EU External Action
The EU as a Security Community and Military 498 Actor
Conclusionp. 567
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415282444
ISBN-10: 0415282446
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition