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Theorising the European Union as an International Security Provider

1st Edition

Edited by Annemarie Peen Rodt, Richard Whitman, Stefan Wolff

Routledge

140 pages

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The European Union has increasingly taken on a role as international security provider that extends beyond the geographical scope of its membership. This is clear from the wide range of military and civilian crisis management missions that the Union has undertaken, but also identifiable through its other policies, such as the European Neighbourhood Policy and development assistance, which have also to some extent become security focused. Yet, the role of the EU as an international security provider remains under-theorized and weakly understood.

The proposed book analyses the Union’s role as an international security provider in a comprehensive way developing theoretical as well as empirical grounding for the understanding of the making and implementation of EU security policy. The contributions in this book cover actors involved in the policy making process, the dynamics of this process itself, its outcomes (strategies and policies) and their impact on the ground. They examine the relevance of, and apply, existing theories of international relations, international security and foreign policy analysis to the specific case of the EU, investigate empirically how particular policies are formulated and implemented, and study the impact and effectiveness of the Union as an international security provider in a variety of cases compared. This book was previously published as a special issue of Global Society.

Table of Contents

1. The EU as an International Security Provider: The Need for a Mid-range Theory

Annemarie Peen Rodt, Richard G. Whitman and Stefan Wolff

2. The European Security Continuum and the EU as an International Security Provider

Alistair J.K Shepherd

3. Analytic Eclecticism and EU Foreign Policy (In)action

Benjamin Pohl and Niels Van Willigen

4. The EU’s Responses to Conflicts in its Wider Neighbourhood: Human or European Security?

Argyro Kartsonaki and Stefan Wolff

5. After Afghanistan: The European Union as Security Provider in Africa

Gorm Rye Olsen

6. The European Union’s "Comprehensive Approach" in Chad: Securitisation and/or Compartmentalisation?

Jan Orbie and Karen Del Biondo

7. Reform or Business as Usual? EU Security Provision in Complex Contexts: Mali

Laura Davis

About the Editors

Annemarie Peen Rodt is Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark. Her research focuses on EU and Security Provision, and current projects include ‘Improving Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention’, and ‘Preventing and Responding to Conflict: Developing EU Civilian Capabilities'. Associate Professor Rodt is author of European Union and Military Conflict Management (Routledge, 2014), and, with Stefan Wolff, ‘Self-determination after Kosovo’, in Europe-Asia Studies.

Richard G. Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Global Europe Centre, University of Kent. He is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. His current research interests include external relations and foreign, security and defence policies of the European Union, as well its governance and future priorities.

Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is an expert on international crisis management and post-conflict state-building and has been engaged in conflict settlement negotiations, including in Moldova, Iraq, Sudan and Yemen.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL001000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POL021000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
POL025000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership
POL034000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
POL035000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POL053000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
POL058000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European
POL062000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics