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The European Union in the Security of Europe : From Cold War to Terror War - David Broughton

The European Union in the Security of Europe

From Cold War to Terror War

Paperback Published: 14th October 2011
ISBN: 9780415341233
Number Of Pages: 246

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This book examines the European Union's contribution to providing security in Europe amidst an increasingly complex and challenging environment.

In this new and comprehensive guide to the EU's role in security since the end of the Cold War, the authors offer an explanation of EU internal and external security regimes, and argue that the Union has become an important exporter of security within its region. However, the Union's rhetorical ambitions and commitments continue to outstrip its capabilities and it lacks both a common conceptualisation of security and a meaningful, shared strategic culture. Drawing extensively on primary sources the book examines the Union's relations with the US and Russia in a time of shifting geostrategic calculations and priorities. With the EU capacity for enlargement slowing, this text presents a detailed assessment of EU security policies towards Central Europe, the Mediterranean, the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus.

European Union Security will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU, security studies, and international relations.

"The book is coherently and convincingly structured. The introduction sets up the themes for analysis and argues for a broader security agenda - which would include poverty and disease, environmental problems, immigration, energy and resource insecurity, along with more traditional military threats... The book truly provides a sound and detailed account of the EU's performance as security provider in Europe, and is very insightful in delineating the rationale, as well as the main problems, behind EU's policy decisions... A welcome contribution to the literature on the EU's external relations. Empirically rich, plenty of insightful and compelling observations, it is a recommended reading for any student of EU foreign policy." - Nicola Chelotti, UCL, University of Aberdeen; e-International Relations, October 2012.

"An excellent study. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and research faculty." - R. P. Peters, University of Massachusetts at Boston, CHOICE

List of Abbreviationsp. viii
Introduction: The nature of securityp. 1
The end of the Cold War in Europep. 3
Global security concernsp. 6
Re-ordering the security agendap. 9
A broader security agendap. 11
The approach of this bookp. 14
The EU and Internal securityp. 18
Introductionp. 18
The institutionalisation of EU internal securityp. 19
Illegal immigration and asylump. 23
Organised crime and drug traffickingp. 26
Drug traffickingp. 28
Transnational terrorismp. 29
Counter-terrorism co-operation with the USp. 32
Conclusionp. 34
The EU and external security relationsp. 35
Introductionp. 35
History and the shaping of EU external relationsp. 36
EU external relations: policies and competenciesp. 39
The European Security Strategy (ESS)p. 47
The EU and the European security architecturep. 52
Conclusionp. 57
The US, European security and EU-US relations: 'The indispensable nation'?p. 59
Managing the EU-US security relationshipp. 60
American foreign policy and the emergence of transatlantic strategic dissonancep. 63
America, European security and the EUp. 65
The EU, European security and the USp. 72
Conclusionp. 78
Russia, European security and relations with the EU: The underprivileged strategic partnership?p. 80
From agreement on trade and economic and commercial co-operation to common spaces: the architecture of a strategic partnershipp. 81
Russian foreign policy contoursp. 83
Russia, European security and the EUp. 88
The EU, European security and Russiap. 92
Conclusionp. 99
EU enlargement to Central and Eastern Europep. 101
The 'Return to Europe'p. 101
Enlargement and hard securityp. 103
The costs of enlargement for the EUp. 107
Diversity and reform within the EUp. 109
Reform of the new Membersp. 112
The risk of exclusionp. 113
Future enlargementsp. 115
Conclusionp. 117
The EU and the Eastern arc of instability: The Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Southern Caucasusp. 119
A decade of disasterp. 120
Taking stock, re-dividing Europep. 123
The division of Europe: inner Europep. 125
The division of Europe: outer Europep. 131
Conclusionp. 140
The EU and its Southern Mediterranean neighboursp. 142
Mediterranean challengesp. 143
EU approaches and policies towards the Southern Mediterranean rimp. 147
Problems and challenges in EU relations with the Southern Mediterranean rimp. 150
Conclusionp. 158
Conclusionp. 160
Hard times ahead?p. 163
Notesp. 167
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780415341233
ISBN-10: 041534123X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 14th October 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1