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1st Edition

The International Relations of the EU

ISBN 9780582472938
Published October 21, 2004 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

In an incisive and lively discussion International Relations of the EU examines both the economic and security dimensions of European Union external relations.  The book adopts an innovative approach that combines International Relations with International Political Economy.

Set against a backdrop of EU enlargement and disarray over military intervention in Iraq, International Relations of the EU is a timely contribution to our understanding of the Eu's role as an international actor. 

The text is suitable for advanced undergraduate courses in Politics and International Relations.

Table of Contents

  1. The European Community and international security: from World War Two to post-Cold War
  2. The European Community’s rise to economic might: from regional free-trade arrangement to global economic power?
  3. The European Union and external relations
  4. The post-Cold War EU-US security relationship
  5. Friends or foes?: the EU-US economic relationship
  6. The EU and security in Central and South Eastern Europe
  7. The EU’s economic relations with its European and Mediterranean neighbours
  8. The European Union and global security
  9. The EU as a global economic actor
  10. Conclusion


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