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The European Union and Human Security

External Interventions and Missions, 1st Edition

Edited by Mary Martin, Mary Kaldor


208 pages

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This edited book examines European external interventions in human security, in order to illustrate the evolution and nature of the European Union as a global political actor.

In 2003, the EU deployed its first external mission under the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) with a military force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Since then it has instigated over 18 civilian and military missions to deal with humanitarian crises all over the world. This book presents a series of eight case studies of external interventions by the EU covering the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Indonesia, to illustrate the nature of the EU as a global actor. Using the concept of human security to assess the effectiveness of these missions in meeting the EU’s aim of being a ‘force for good in the world’, this study addresses two key issues: the need for an empirical assessment of EU foreign and security policies based on EU intervention in conflict and post-conflict situations and the idea of 'human security' and how this is applied in European foreign policy.

This book will be of great interest to students of European Security, EU politics, human security, post-conflict reconstruction, and IR in general.

Table of Contents

Introduction Mary Martin and Mary Kaldor 1. The AMM and the Transition from Conflict to Peace in Aceh, 2005-2006 Kirsten E. Schulze 2.The EU Response to the Asian Tsunami and the need for a human security approach Marlies Glasius 3. The European Union in the Democratic Republic of Congo – a Force for Good? Mary Martin 4. Human insecurity in Lebanon: Consequences of War and Prospects for Peace Mary Kaldor and Genevieve Schmeder 5. The deterioration of Human Security in Palestine Mient Jan Faber and Mary Kaldor 6. Intervention and Independence in Kosovo. The EULEX Rule of Law Mission Senad Sabovic 7. Crossing Boundaries. The European Union Monitoring Mission to Georgia Mary Martin 8. A Human Security Strategy for Afghanistan: What Role for the EU? Marika Theros Annex

About the Editors

Mary Martin is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, the London School of Economics. From 2006-2009 she was co-ordinator of the Human Security Study Group. She was formerly a foreign correspondent and European editor for The Daily Telegraph and Guardian newspapers.

Mary Kaldor is Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this she worked at Sussex University as Jean Monnet Reader in Contemporary European Studies.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Human Security

This book series will provide a coherent body of academic and practitioner insight capable of stimulating further consideration of the concept of human security, its impact on security scholarship and on the development of new security practices. The series will respond to a need for more empirical investigation, at the same time as expanding the theoretical parameters of human security particularly through integrating different disciplinary perspectives.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights