In recent years the European Union (EU) has played an increasingly important role as a manager of global conflicts. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of how the EU has performed in facilitating mediation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding across the globe.
Offering an accessible introduction to the theories, processes and practice of the EU’s role in managing conflict, the book features a broad range of case studies including Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cyprus, Israel-Palestine, Macedonia and Moldova and examines both the institutional and policy aspects including the common foreign, security and defence policy.
Drawing together a wide range of contributors, this will be of great interest to students of European Foreign Policy, the EU as a global actor and conflict resolution and management.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager: Capabilities and Context in an Interdependent World Richard G. Whitman and Stefan Wolff Part I. Conceptual Perspectives 2. Institutional Nature of the EU as a Global Conflict Manager
Carmen Gebhard 3. Transforming CSDP for Global Conflict Management Alistair J. K. Shepherd Part II. Case Studies 4. The Role of the EU as a Conflict Manager in Cyprus
James Ker-Lindsay 5. Sub-Saharan Africa: A Priority Region for EU Conflict Management Gorm Rye Olsen 6. The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Asaf Siniver 7. The Limits of EU Conflict Management in the Case of Abkhazia and South Ossetia Richard G. Whitman and Stefan Wolff 8. The EU in Afghanistan Eva Gross 9. The EU as a Reluctant Conflict Manager in Moldova Claire Gordon 10. EU Conflict Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia Annemarie Peen Rodt and Stefan Wolff Part III. Comparative Perspectives 11. The EU Special Representatives as a Capability for Conflict Management Cornelius Adebahr 12. EU Performance in Military Conflict Management Annemarie Peen Rodt 13. EU Performance in Civilian Crisis Management Nicoletta Pirozzi Conclusion 14. The EU as a Global Conflict Manager: Reflections on the Past, Perspectives for the Future Richard G. Whitman and Stefan Wolff
Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, UK, and a Member of the Governing Council of the European Centre for Minority Issues.
Richard G. Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, UK.