The European Union and the Challenges of the New Global Context

New York: McGraw-Hill Speck, U. 2014. What does Russia's involvement in Ukraine mean for Europe's security?, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 27 March. Steglich, R. 2012. The EU as a Normative Power and Conflict ...

Author: Ileana Tache

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443882011

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This book investigates the new challenges confronted by the EU as an international actor within the context of recent economic and political developments, with particular attention to common foreign and security policies; the appraisal of development-aid policies; EU sanctions in the post-Soviet space, as harder instruments complementing the toolbox of the EU “soft power” polity; preferential trade agreements as a key element of EU external trade policy; external relations of the EU; international aspects of the monetary policy of the ECB in the context of the financial and sovereign debt crisis; massive capital flows and the boom-bust cycle in the emerging Europe; and the macroeconomic modelling of the relationship between the EU and the rest of the world. Thoroughly up-to-date, the contributions to this volume offer analyses of recent, tense global events, including EU responses to the uprising in Arab countries and the Ukrainian conflict. The book concludes with the proposal of a unique macroeconomic model in which the EU is conceptualised as constituting a block “against” the rest of the world, but also a two country model in itself, made up of Eurozone and non-Eurozone members.

European Union Contested

This book, based on ten case studies, explores some of the most important current challenges to EU foreign policy norms, whether at the global, glocal or intra-EU level.

Author: Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030332381

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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The European Union's foreign policy and its international role are increasingly being contested both globally and at home. At the global level, a growing number of states are now challenging the Western-led liberal order defended by the EU. Large as well as smaller states are vying for more leeway to act out their own communitarian principles on and approaches to sovereignty, security and economic development. At the European level, a similar battle has begun over principles, values and institutions. The most vocal critics have been anti-globalization movements, developmental NGOs, and populist political parties at both extremes of the left-right political spectrum. This book, based on ten case studies, explores some of the most important current challenges to EU foreign policy norms, whether at the global, glocal or intra-EU level. The case studies cover contestation of the EU's fundamental norms, organizing principles and standardized procedures in relation to the abolition of the death penalty, climate, Responsibility to Protect, peacebuilding, natural resource governance, the International Criminal Court, lethal autonomous weapons systems, trade, the security-development nexus and the use of consensus on foreign policy matters in the European Parliament. The book also theorizes the current norm contestation in terms of the extent to, and conditions under which, the EU foreign policy is being put to the test.

Economic Imbalances and Institutional Changes to the Euro and the European Union

Capital flows and boom-bust cycle in emerging Europe: Responses to the volatile financial global context. In I. Tache (Ed.), The European Union and the challenges of the new global context (pp. 208À232). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars ...

Author: Rajmund Mirdala

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787145093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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This book offers a critical perspective from which to observe evolution of the Euro Area and the European Union in these times of growing economic and political conflict.

European Security in a Global Context

challenge. to. the. European. Union. Gorm. Rye. Olsen. Introduction From the creation of the European Community in 1957, ... The end of the bipolar world and the subsequent new global political environment made clear to many European ...

Author: Thierry Tardy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415590779

Category: History

Page: 236

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This new edited volume examines contemporary European security from three different standpoints. It explores security dynamics, first, within Europe; second, the interaction patterns between Europe and other parts of the world (the United States, Africa, the Middle East, China and India); and, finally, the external perceptions of European security. The first part of the book analyses the European security landscape. The roles of EU, NATO and the OSCE are given particular attention, as is the impact of their evolution- or enlargement- on the European security architecture and European security dynamics. In this context, Russia's repositioning as a major power appears as a shaping factor of contemporary European geopolitics. The second part presents European security from an external perspective and considers interactions between Europe and other states or regions. Security trends and actors in Europe are examined from an American, Chinese, and Indian perspective, while Europe--Africa and Europe--Middle East relations are also addressed. This book will be of great interest to students of European Security, European politics and IR in general.

Post Soviet Secessionism

EU Sanctions in the Post-Soviet Space. In The European Union and the challenges of the new global context, Tache I. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge scholars publishing, 5285. LNR. 2017. Chislennost naseleniia Luganskoi Narodnoi ...

Author: Daria Minakov, Mikhail Sasse, Gwendolyn Minakov, Mikhail Isachenko

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3838215389

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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The USSR’s dissolution resulted in the creation of not only fifteen recognized states but also of four non-recognized statelets: Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Transnistria. Their polities comprise networks with state-like elements. Since the early 1990s, the four pseudo-states have been continously dependent on their sponsor countries (Russia, Armenia), and contesting the territorial integrity of their parental nation-states Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova. In 2014, the outburst of Russia-backed separatism in Eastern Ukraine led to the creation of two more para-states, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), whose leaders used the experience of older de facto states. In 2020, this growing network of de facto states counted an overall population of more than 4 million people. The essays collected in this volume address such questions as: How do post-Soviet de facto states survive and continue to grow? Is there anything specific about the political ecology of Eastern Europe that provides secessionism with the possibility to launch state-making processes in spite of international sanctions and counteractions of their parental states? How do secessionist movements become embedded in wider networks of separatism in Eastern and Western Europe? What is the impact of secessionism and war on the parental states? The contributors are Jan Claas Behrends, Petra Colmorgen, Bruno Coppieters, Nataliia Kasianenko, Alice Lackner, Mikhail Minakov, and Gwendolyn Sasse.

The Euro and the Crisis

Perspectives for the Eurozone as a Monetary and Budgetary Union Nazaré da Costa Cabral, José Renato Gonçalves, Nuno Cunha Rodrigues ... In Tache I (ed) The European Union and the challenges of the new global context.

Author: Nazaré da Costa Cabral

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319457101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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This book analyzes the effects of the recent crisis and evaluates potential solutions to the gridlock that is currently dominating the Eurozone and the European Union, concerning both the monetary policy and the budgetary and fiscal policy. The timely study highlights the main challenges that European political leaders will face in the months to come. Furthermore, its interdisciplinary approach embraces economic, financial and legal perspectives, so as to ensure the global coherence and comprehensiveness of its content. The contributors to this volume are prominent experts from the areas of Economics, Finance, Law, and Political Science, offering readers a multifaceted view of the topics discussed.

Which Way Goes Capitalism

Union. in. the. New. Global. context: challenges. and. opportunities. the european Union is the most successful peace project that humankind has created so far. the post-war period was a rough test for the european nations in terms of ...

Author: Daniel Daianu

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 615521168X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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In this title, a well-known academic economist and former finance minister gives a lucid and well balanced overview of the current financial turbulences that have hit the developed economies. Strongly criticizing the excesses of neoliberal capitalism, Daianu calls for implementing necessary regulatory reforms in the financial sector and for restoration of a proper balance between the functions of the state and the market. Daianu goes back to some of the roots of the current crisis and the flaws or weaknesses of the global financial system. In doing so, he extensively discusses the monetary union of the Euro, and the critical question whether, how and when additional countries can and should join the club. This is a timely volume with a very strong and important warning.

Challenges for Europe in the World 2030

In sum this book challenges public policy makers to re-assess their thinking in shaping Europe’s future.

Author: John Eatwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317168887

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 embodies critical thinking about the long-term implications for Europe of the clear shift of power from the West to the East and the South. Designed as a multi-faceted project, this book presents an integrated assessment covering a wide range of policy areas and alternative assumptions about trends in global and European governance. In order to reach this ambitious objective in a comprehensive and consistent way, several types of quantitative and qualitative approaches have been combined: a model of macro regions of the world economy, an institutional perspective, and lessons from foresight studies. With a strong focus on policy implications, the book is introduced by an executive summary which outlines the project assumptions, especially on the future of Europe in the context of the current economic crisis and of the emergence of a new balance of powers in the global economy. Subsequent chapters cover the regulation of finance, trade and technology developments, environmental sustainability, employment conditions and population wellbeing. The book concludes with an assessment of the extent to which these developments are likely to lead to significant political changes in Europe. In sum this book challenges public policy makers to re-assess their thinking in shaping Europe’s future.

The European Union the World Bank and the Policymaking of Aid

Coordinating the work of the EU and the World Bank has raised problems and mobilized energies from both sides. Yet, and particularly in light of the financial, security and migration challenges of the new global context, the benefits of ...

Author: Eugenia Baroncelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317032799

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Based on the experience of the author, an IPE scholar and former trade policy consultant at the World Bank (WB), the book offers an in-depth exploration of the EU–WB relations, conceptualized as hybrid delegation. Coupling cross-time analyses of their interaction in the regions of the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and Central Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with an original investigation on the coordination among the EU member states at the Executive Board of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development over the ‘voice and participation reform’ of 2008–2010, the book advances an innovative theoretical framework to assess the EU–WB joint institutional and field policy performances. Augmented PA models of delegation, role theory and performance analyses are engaged, and selectively recombined, to investigate the nature, evolution and impact of the interactions of the two organizations, both in their everyday and constituent politics. Hybrid delegation-in-motion is reconstructed, against the background of post-Washington Consensus and post-Lisbon EU, to unveil the changing division of labour between the two largest development multilaterals of the new global context. The book will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners in European Politics, Development, International Relations, International Political Economy and Global Economic Governance.