The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy provides a comprehensive overview of the EU’s most important foreign policy instrument, provided by leading experts in the field.
Coherently structured and adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this handbook covers the most important themes, developments and dynamics in the EU’s neighbourhood policy framework through a series of cutting-edge contributions. With chapters from a substantial number of scholars who have been influential in shaping the study of the ENP, this handbook serves to encourage debates which will hopefully produce more conceptual as well as neighbourhood-specific perspectives leading to enriching future studies on the EU’s policies towards its neighbourhood.
It will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students, scholars and professionals developing knowledge in the fields of EU/European Studies, European Foreign Policy Analysis, Area studies, EU law, and more broadly in political economy, political science, comparative politics and international relations.
Table of Contents
Foreword [Johannes Hahn]
Preface [Tobias Schumacher, Andreas Marchetti and Thomas Demmelhuber]
1. Introduction: The European Neighbourhood Policy: The challenge of demarcating a complex and contested field of study [Tobias Schumacher]
Part I: Conceptual, theoretical and legal approaches in the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy
2. Beyond enlargement: conceptualizing the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy [Frank Schimmelfennig]
3. EU actorness and the European Neighbourhood Policy [Nils Hoffmann and Arne Niemann]
4. The challenge of analysing the performance of the European Neighbourhood Policy [Dorina Baltag and Iulian Romanyshyn]
5. Power and leadership in the European Neighbourhood: contending role concepts [Lisbeth Aggestam]
6. Realism and the European Neighbourhood Policy [Adrian Hyde-Price]
7. Constructivist approaches to the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy [Petr Kratochvíl and Elsa Tulmets]
8. The study of the European Neighbourhood Policy through the lenses of critical approaches [Åsne Kalland Aarstad and Niklas Bremberg]
9. Methodological and theoretical challenges to the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy [Theofanis Exadaktylos]
10. Legal perspectives on the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy [Peter Van Elsuwege and Roman Petrov]
Part II: The EU and its neighbourhood: drawing borders, shaping identities
11. The construction and deconstruction of the EU’s neighbourhood [Christopher Browning]
12. Of borders and boundaries: the neighbourhood as the EU’s buffer zone [Andreas Marchetti]
13. The EU and the European Neighbourhood Policy: the re-making of Europe’s identity [Jan Zielonka]
14. Strategic narratives of EU foreign policy and the European Neighbourhood Policy [Alister Miskimmon]
15. The challenges of a changing eastern neighbourhood [Elena Korosteleva]
16. The challenges of a changing southern neighbourhood [Thomas Demmelhuber]
Part III: European Neighbourhood Policy-making: institutional dynamics, actors and instruments
17. Coherence, cohesiveness and consistency in the European Neighbourhood Policy [Tanja Börzel and Bidzina Lebanidze]
18. European Neighbourhood Policy decision-making at critical junctures: EU institutions, the Member States and neighbourhood countries [Mark Furness]
19. EU Member States and the European Neighbourhood Policy [Amelia Hadfield]
20. The European Parliament as an actor in its own right in the in the EU’s neighbourhood [Cristian Nitoiu]
21. Financial instruments and the European Neighbourhood Policy [Anna-Sophie Maass]
Part IV: Bilateralism, region-building and conflict management in the European Neighbourhood Policy
22. The European Neighbourhood Policy between bilateralism and region-building [Federica Bicchi, Gergana Noutcheva and Benedetta Voltolini]
23. The EU and civilian missions in the neighbourhood [Dimitris Bouris and Madalina Dobrescu]
24. The European Neighbourhood Policy and the politics of sanctions [Clara Portela]
25. Ukraine in the European Neighbourhood Policy: a paradoxical partner [Kataryna Wolczuk]
26. EU–Belarus relations in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy [Giselle Bosse]
27. The European Neighbourhood Policy and Moldova: a resilient oligarchic system wedged between the EU and Russia [Florent Parmentier]
28. The European Neighbourhood Policy and the South Caucasus [Licìnia Simão]
29. The European Neighbourhood Policy and EU–Maghreb relations [Irene Fernández-Molina]
30. EU–Mashreq relations: differentiation, conditionality and security [Peter Seeberg]
31. Israel and Palestine and the European Neighbourhood Policy [Patrick Müller Sharon Pardo]
32. Libya and Syria: at the Ccossroads of European Neighbourhood Policy and EU crisis management [Nicole Koenig]
Part V: The European Neighbourhood Policy and sectoral cooperation
33. Deep and comprehensive free trade agreements [Bernard Hoekman]
34. The European Neighbourhood Policy and energy [Bernd Weber]
35. Migration: moving to the centre of the European Neighbourhood Policy [Florian Trauner and Jean-Pierre Cassarino]
36. Counter-terrorism cooperation and the European Neighbourhood Policy [Chantal Lavallée, Sarah Léonard and Christian Kaunert]
37. Aid in the European Neighbourhood Policy [Fabienne Bossuyt, Hrant Kostanyan, Jan Orbie and Bruno Vandecasteele]
Part VI: The European Neighbourhood Policy and the promotion of EU norms and values
38. Perceptions of the European Neighbourhood Policy and of its values and norms promotion [Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués]
39. European Neighbourhood Policy mechanisms: conditionality, socialisation and differentiation [Laure Delcour and Eduard Soler i Lecha]
40. Geopolitics and democracy in the European Neighbourhood Policy [Anna Khakee and Richard Youngs]
41. Democracy promotion by functional cooperation [Tina Freyburg and Sandra Lavenex]
42. Human rights in the European Neighbourhood Policy [Rosa Balfour]
43. The European Neighbourhood Policy promotion of civil society [Silvia Colombo and Natalia Shapovalova]
Part VII: The European Neighbourhood Policy and future lines of inquiry
44. The European Neighbourhood Policy and Islamist actors in the southern neighbourhood [Michelle Pace and Sarah Wolff]
45. The neighbours of the EU’s neighbours: overcoming geographical silos [Sieglinde Gstöhl and Erwan Lannon]
46. The European Neighbourhood Policy and the CFSP/CSDP: from the European Security Strategy to the Global Strategy [Thomas Henökl]
Tobias Schumacher is the Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe, Natolin, Poland. He is also an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies (CEI-IUL) at the University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal.
Andreas Marchetti is a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is also Founder and Director of politglott GmbH.
Thomas Demmelhuber is Professor of Middle East Politics and Society in the Department of Political Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and since 2015 he has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin, Poland.
‘This wide-ranging volume from an expert team is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of our European neighbourhood. It covers the range of countries and issues in depth with thoughtful insights into the many policy challenges for the European Union, not least for its foreign policy and role in conflict management.’ - Helen Wallace, University of Sussex, UK.
‘A most indispensable reading for all those who wish to know more about one of the central features of EU foreign policy. At a time when the EU neighbourhood in both its Eastern and Southern dimensions is on fire and facing unprecedented challenges, this handbook offers the necessary keys to better understand Europe's policy in this field for the last ten years. It also helps to grasp the essential ingredients that will shape its future as Europe is struggling to stabilise its highly volatile fringes.’ - H.E. Ambassador Pierre Vimont, Carnegie Europe, and former Secretary General, European External Action Service.
"... A captivating collection of chapters and a wide-ranging account of the ENP... An excellent reference book for all students of the ENP and a very ambitious and urgent policy agenda for ENP practitioners." - Tatiana Skripka, Maastricht University, Netherlands, Book Review in the Journal of Common Market Studies, 2018 Vol. 56 (7), pp. 1675-1683.