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2nd Edition

The European Union as a Global Actor

ISBN 9780415282451
Published February 10, 2006 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the emergence, role and future of the EU as an actor in world politics. It looks at the core areas of European foreign policy: economy; trade; the environment; development; common foreign and security policy; international security (including the proposed European defence force) and identity. These are analyzed both theoretically and empirically. The book is unique in synthesizing theory from both the European Union and the international organization's literature. This fully updated new edition explains and analyzes the latest theoretical developments.

Table of Contents

1. Theorizing Actorness 2. The EU as Economic Power and Trade Actor 3. International Environmental Policy 4. Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance 5. Relations with 'Near-Abroad' 6. Common Foreign and Security Policy 7. The EU as a Provider of Security 8. Constructing an EU Identity?

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Charlotte Bretherton is Senior Lecturer in European Studies and International Relations at Liverpool John Moores University. Her main interests are in the contemporary European Union, development and gender issues.
John Vogler is Professor of International Relations at Keele University and Chair of the British International Studies Association Environment Group. He is the author of numerous publications on the environment in world politics and international cooperation including The Global Commons (2000).