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European Security After 9/11

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ISBN 9780754635949
Published March 27, 2004 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Much scholarly attention has been paid to the United States' response to the events of 9/11. This timely volume broadens our understanding of the impact of the attacks by considering instead their consequences for European security and for the relationship between the US and leading European states. The book places into theoretical context the notion that the world changed by assessing shifting conceptions of security and warfare, linking this to new thinking in these areas. It also critically evaluates the idea that the war against terrorism is a manifestation of a cultural clash between the West and Islam, and provides detailed evaluations of British, French, German and Russian reactions to 9/11 and the subsequent war on Iraq. Bringing together an impressive collection of experts this work will be an excellent resource for courses on international security, European politics, and international relations.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Peter Shearman and Matthew Sussex; Reconceptualising security after 9/11, Peter Shearman; Cultures in conflict? Re-evaluating the 'Clash of Civilizations' thesis after 9/11, Matthew Sussex; America and Europe after 9/11, Peter Shearman and Matthew Sussex; French security after 9/11: Franco-American discord, Rémy Davison; German security after 9/11, Franz Oswald; 9/11 and Russian perceptions of Europe and NATO, Alexey D. Muraviev; New lines in the sand: 9/11 and implications for British policy in the Middle East, Peter Hinchcliffe; References; Index.

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Peter Shearman is Associate Professor of International Relations and Security Studies at The University of Melbourne, Australia, and has published widely in these fields. Matthew Sussex completed his PhD on Russian foreign policy at the University of Melbourne in 2001. His research interests include international security and international relations theory. He is currently teaching and conducting research in these areas at the University of Queensland, Australia. His forthcoming book (also with Ashgate) is Power, Interests and Identity in Russian Foreign Policy.


’So many books and articles have been written about September 11 and its aftermath that it is now almost impossible to tell the wheat from the chaff. Thank goodness then for this contribution which deals intelligently, wisely and without rancour with the impact of the new Bush Doctrine on Europe Old and New. At last, 9/11 is beginning to produce a serious scholarship.’ Professor Michael Cox, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK ’European Security After 9/11 has much to say about security in Europe in an era in which terrorism is the major threat. The essays provide a superb mix of theory and empirical examination of the security policies of the United States and the major European states - as well as their disagreements. The reader looking for meaningful and balanced discussion of the impact of the Bush Doctrine on longstanding relationships will find here a concise, but incisive treatment - probably the best yet available in English.’ Dr Roger Kanet, University of Miami, USA '...undoubtedly useful and well-documented empirical detail provided by the case studies.' Political Studies Review 'This welcome volume offers a varied and well-informed analysis of European security in the wake of "9/11". The case study chapters are a real strength of the book, offering a concise account for any one seeking to understand the context and intracacies of the response to this unquestionably significant event' Perspectives on European Politics and Society 'European Security After 9/11 now finally provides the rigorous and thoughtful analysis of the new European security landscape so lacking in the extant literature.' Australian Journal of International Affairs