This book investigates the extent to which the EU has defined and operationalised the notion of effective multilateralism.
Reform has dominated the agenda of the EU in recent years with the adoption and implementation of the Lisbon Treaty. However, various international organisations have also been in reform mode in an attempt to adjust their structure to the changing polarity and counter criticisms about a lack of legitimacy, accountability and effectiveness.
The EU and Effective Multilateralism examines the EU’s intention to make multilateral settings more effective, as formulated by the European Security Strategy in December 2003. Firmly grounded in new empirical research, it provides a balanced account of the fit between internal reform (the institutional reform within the EU, notably following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty) and external reform (the institutional reform of the international reform in which the EU operates).
This book will be of much interest to students of EU politics, European security, international organisations, foreign policy and IR in general.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: A Framework for Analysing Effective Multilateralism, Edith Drieskens 2. The EU’s search for effective participation at the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council, Edith Drieskens, Laura Van Dievel and Yf Reykers 3. The EU's Role Playing in the Act of a More Effective WHO, Louise van Schaik and Samantha Battams 4. The role of the EU in the reform of the FAO: Bridge builder or structural engineer?, Robert Kissack 5. The EU and Multilateralism in the Environmental Field: UNEP Reform and External Representation in Environmental Negotiations, Tom Delreux 6. Discreet Effectiveness: The EU and the ICC, Laura Davis 7. Effective multilateralism in the IAEA: Changing best practice, Johanne Grøndahl Glavind 8.From ‘Effective’ to ‘Selective Multilateralism’: The European Union's Relations with NATO, Margriet Drent 9.Effective Multilateralism Between Unequal Partners: The EU in the OSCE, Niels van Willigen 10. Between effective multilateralism and multilateralism light: The EU in the G8, Judith Huigens and Arne Niemann 11. Effective minilateralism: The EU’s pragmatic embracement of the G20, Peter Debaere, Dries Lesage and Jan Orbie 12.Conclusion: The Compatibility of Internal and Eexternal Reform, Edith Drieskens
Edith Drieskens is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) at KU Leuven, Belgium. She is co-editor of The Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy (2014).
Louise G. van Schaik is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute In The Hague. She is author of EU Effectiveness and Unity in Multilateral Negotiations: More than the Sum of Its Parts? (2013).