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The European Union’s Fight Against Terrorism
The CFSP and Beyond

ISBN 9780415842419
Published November 4, 2013 by Routledge
148 Pages

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Book Description

This book contributes to the understanding of the counter-terrorism (CT) policy of the European Union (EU) by offering a set of analyses focusing on its external dimension. Whilst calling for the combination of internal and external policies as well as cooperation with third countries and international institutions, the external dimension of EUCT challenges previous assumptions on the functioning of the EU and offers new testing ground for the latest theoretical and methodological approaches.

This volume provides the first systematic assessment of the external dimension of EUCT. It covers transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation, the interaction between EU institutions and policies, theoretical debates on EU actorness in counter-terrorism and the role of judicial institutions in international counter-terrorism. Furthermore, it draws attention to the need for engaging in new discussions over the post-Lisbon Treaty Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), the international fight against terrorism, and the way international actors cooperate and compete on the security arena. It will be of interest for both academics and practitioners working on EU foreign policy, transatlantic relations and international counter-terrorism. It will also be of interest for students and journalists specialized on European and international affairs.

This book was published as a special issue of European Security.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The external dimension of the European Union’s counter-terrorism: an introduction to empirical and theoretical developments  2. The social construction of an EU interest in counter-terrorism: US influence and internal struggles in the cases of PNR and SWIFT  3. Counterterrorism cooperation in the transatlantic security community  4. The external dimension of EU counter-terrorism: the challenges of the European Parliament in front of the European Court of Justice  5. Stepping inside? CSDP missions and EU counter-terrorism  6. The EU as a global counter-terrorism actor in the making  7. Conclusion: assessing the external dimension of EU counter-terrorism ten years on  8. Epilogue - The Union, the World and Counter-Terrorism: How to Normalize the Extreme?

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Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira is Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of Social and Political Sciences of the Technical University of Lisbon. Her main research interests include European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, International Relations of the European Union (with particular emphasis on the its strategic partnerships), Portuguese Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and international organisations in post-Cold War Europe. Currently she is the scientific coordinator of the Research Project ‘The Partnerships of the European Union as an Instrument of Global Action: Rationale and Implications’, funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT).

Her work has been published in Journal of Common Market Studies, International Politics, Cooperation and Conflict, Journal of European Integration, European Integration online Papers, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, European Security, and Global Society. Since 2004 she is Member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR’s Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR-ECPR).

Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira is a member of the International Editorial Board of Global Society, and of the Editorial Board of the Portuguese Journal of International Affairs. She has acted as consultant to the Bertelsmann Stiftung; and as reviewer for various international journals.

She has been a regular lecturer at the National Defence Institute (Lisbon) and in 2012 she acted as Visiting Professor of International Relations at the University of São Paulo (Brazil).

Bruno Oliveira Martins is a PhD candidate at the University of Minho and a Visiting PhD Fellow at Aarhus University. He has been a visiting researcher at Egmont Institute and at the EUI and he is a former political analyst at the delegation of the European Commission in Israel. Research interests include EU constitutionalism, counter-terrorism, European security, and the politics of law.