International Relations Theory and European Security

This book engages with key contemporary European security issues from a variety of different theoretical standpoints, in an attempt to uncover the drivers of foreign policy and defence integration in the EU. Although European foreign policy ...

Author: Lorenzo Cladi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138893542

Category:

Page: 246

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This book engages with key contemporary European security issues from a variety of different theoretical standpoints, in an attempt to uncover the drivers of foreign policy and defence integration in the EU. Although European foreign policy has been attracting an ever-increasing number of International Relations (IR) scholars since the end of the Cold War, consensus on what drives European foreign policy integration has not yet emerged. This book seeks to encourage debate on this issue by examining a wide range of high-profile security issues which have roused significant interest from policy makers, academics and the public in recent years. The volume discusses, amongst other issues, the strategic posture of the European Union as a security actor, the troubled relationship with Russia, the debate regarding France's relations with the US following France's rapprochement with NATO and the EU's influence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The collective intent of the contributors to highlight the drivers of EU foreign policy and defence integration ties together the wide variety of topics covered in this volume, forming it into a comprehensive overview of this issue. By paying considerable attention not just to the internal drivers of EU cooperation, but also to the critical role played by the US as an incentive or obstacle to European security, this book presents a unique contribution to this field of debate. This book will be of much interest to students of European security, IR theory, Transatlantic Relations, European politics and EU foreign policy.

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration

"And never the twain shall meet?" The EU's quest for legitimacy and enlargement by Lykke Friis and Anna Murphy; 11. The EU as a security actor: reflections from a pessimistic constructivist on post-sovereign security orders by Ole Wæver

Author: Morten Kelstrup

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214162

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 616

Indhold: Introduction: integration and the politics of community in the New Europe by Morteh Kelstrup and Michael C. Williams; 1. Europe is not where it is supposed to be by R.B.J. Walker; 2. International theory and European integration by Steve Smith; 3. European communities in a neo-medieval global polity: the dilemmas of fairyland? by N.J. Rennger; 4. The art of war and the construction of peace: toward a virtual theory of international relations by James der Derian; 5. Sovereignty, anarchy and law in Europe: when legal norms turn into political facts by Marlene Wind; 6. Gendered communities: the ambiguuous attraction of Europe by Lene Hansen; 7. Contested community: migration and the question of the political in the EU by Jef Huysmans; 8. When two becom one: interneal and external securitisations in Europe by Didier Bigo; 9. The European Central Bank and the problem of authority by Randall D. Germain; 10. "And never the twain shall meet?" The EU's quest for legitimacy and enlargement by Lykke Friis and Anna Murphy; 11. The EU as a security actor: reflections from a pessimistic constructivist on post-sovereign security orders by Ole Wæver

International Relations Theory and European Security

Fägersten, B. (2012) European Foreign Policy and the Eurozone Crisis: A Swedish Perspective. Stockholm: Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Forsberg, T. (2010) Integration Theories, Theory Development and European Security and ...

Author: Lorenzo Cladi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317534875

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 853

This book engages with key contemporary European security issues from a variety of different theoretical standpoints, in an attempt to uncover the drivers of foreign policy and defence integration in the EU. Although European foreign policy has been attracting an ever-increasing number of International Relations (IR) scholars since the end of the Cold War, consensus on what drives European foreign policy integration has not yet emerged. This book seeks to encourage debate on this issue by examining a wide range of high-profile security issues which have roused significant interest from policy makers, academics and the public in recent years. The volume discusses, amongst other issues, the strategic posture of the European Union as a security actor, the troubled relationship with Russia, the debate regarding France’s relations with the US following France’s rapprochement with NATO and the EU’s influence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The collective intent of the contributors to highlight the drivers of EU foreign policy and defence integration ties together the wide variety of topics covered in this volume, forming it into a comprehensive overview of this issue. By paying considerable attention not just to the internal drivers of EU cooperation, but also to the critical role played by the US as an incentive or obstacle to European security, this book presents a unique contribution to this field of debate. This book will be of much interest to students of European security, IR theory, Transatlantic Relations, European politics and EU foreign policy.

The Promise and Reality of European Security Cooperation

Providing a timely account of European security developments, this edited collection delves into the theoretical and political debates central to European security cooperation.

Author: Mary M. McKenzie

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275959494

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

View: 660

Providing a timely account of European security developments, this edited collection delves into the theoretical and political debates central to European security cooperation. The essays analyze the interaction between states and institutions as they shape European security cooperation in the wake of the Cold War. After outlining the goals and context of the project, the book turns to case studies of the roles and policies of the U.S., Russia, Germany, and France. European security, institutions, and arms control regimes, such as the European Union, the Western European Union, NATO, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are examined. Conventional forces in Europe, and confidence and security building measures are also explored. Throughout, the contributors focus on the possibilities and limits of security cooperation as Europe prepares for the next century. Students and scholars concerned with international security issues, international relations theory, and European security and politics will be particularly interested.

Key Concepts in International Relations

This book guides students through the complexities of the major theories of international relations and the debates that surround them, the core theoretical concepts, and the key contemporary issues.

Author: Thomas Diez

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620958X

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 175

International relations is a vibrant field of significant growth and change. This book guides students through the complexities of the major theories of international relations and the debates that surround them, the core theoretical concepts, and the key contemporary issues. Introduced by an overview of the discipline′s development and general structure, the more than 40 entries are broken down as follows: Parts one and two introduce the key theories and each chapter includes: A broad overview A discussion of methodologies A review of empirical applications A guide to further reading and useful websites Part three discusses the major concepts and for each concept provides: An introduction to the core questions An overview of the definitions and theoretical perspectives A review of empirical problems Links to other entries, further reading and useful websites Clear and highly readable, Key Concepts in International Relations is an essential guide for students on politics and international relations courses.

International Relations Theory

New to This Edition: 30% new content, with all chapters revised and updated Useful learning features including further reading, "questions to ponder," "common pitfalls," and "taking it further" boxes, to help you extend your thinking beyond ...

Author: Oliver Daddow

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781473966574

Category:

Page: 336

View: 831

With 30% new content, including a new chapter on poststructuralism, this introduction now covers everything needed to accompany a student through their IR Theory module and to be a resource that they can keep coming back to throughout their studies

Theory and Reform in the European Union

This major new edition will be of particular interest to academics, policy-makers and students with an interest in the politics and governance of contemporary Europe, as well as to those pursuing a career in international affairs.

Author: Dimitris N. Chryssochoou

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063855

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 332

This substantially updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of the challenges confronting the political system as well as the international politics of the European Union. It draws from a rich spectrum of regional integration theories to determine what the Union actually is and how it is developing. The book examines constitutional politics of the European Union, from the Single European Act to the Treaty of Nice and beyond. The ongoing debate on the future of Europe links together questions of democracy and legitimacy, competences and rights, and the prospects for European polity-building. The aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the emerging European polity and the questions that further treaty reform generate for the future of the regional system. The authors also assess the evolving European security architecture, the limits and possibilities of a genuine European foreign, security and defence policy, and the role of the European Union in the post-Cold War international system. Common themes involve debates about stability and instability, continuity and change, multipolarity and leadership, co-operation and discord, power capabilities and patterns of behaviour. The book traces the defining features of the 'new order' in Europe and incorporates an analysis of the post-September 11 context. This major new edition will be of particular interest to academics, policy-makers and students with an interest in the politics and governance of contemporary Europe, as well as to those pursuing a career in international affairs.

European Defence Cooperation in EU Law and IR Theory

This book offers a novel contribution to the study of post-Cold War European defence.

Author: T. Dyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137281308

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 982

This book offers a novel contribution to the study of post-Cold War European defence. Interdisciplinary in approach, it uses European law to assess the utility of existing theoretical accounts. By exploring the balance of threat theory, it provides new insights into the forces driving and hindering European defence cooperation.

European Union United States Security Relations

The growth of the European Union as a global player in the game of international relations is analysed in this study that looks at the EU-US relationship.

Author: Adam Bronstone

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312175092

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 639

The growth of the European Union as a global player in the game of international relations is analysed in this study that looks at the EU-US relationship. Examples cited include "Yomkippur" in the 60s, Poland in the 80s and the Gulf conflict in the 90s.

International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation

A comprehensive treatment of regional transformation, offering insights from different theoretical perspectives and generating a range of policy-relevant ideas.

Author: T. V. Paul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107020212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 163

A comprehensive treatment of regional transformation, offering insights from different theoretical perspectives and generating a range of policy-relevant ideas.