Written by leading experts, this book focuses on central issues of the foreign policy of the European Union. The issues explored include:
* how the EU's judges understand its relationship with the international order;
* the coherence of the Union's external action;
* the EU's approach to its neighbours;
* the Common Security and Defence Policy; and,
* the EU's participation in international organisations.
By addressing each topic from a legal, political science and international relations standpoint, this relevant book highlights the different perspectives that these disciplines bring to the central issues of the EU's foreign affairs, and starts a conversation between the respective communities.
Scholars and students in European and international law, politics, and international relations will find this book insightful. It will also prove timely for policy-makers in the EU and international organisations, as well as think tanks and non-governmental organisations specialising in European affairs.
Edited by Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, City, University of London, UK
Contents: Introduction Panos Koutrakos PART I: COHERENCE IN EUROPEAN UNION FOREIGN POLICY 1. Consistency, Coherence and European Union External Action: The Path to Lisbon and Beyond Simon Duke 2. Coherence in European Union Foreign Relations Law Marise Cremona PART II: EUROPE'S JUDGES AND THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER 3. Voelkerrechtsfreundlich? International Law and the Union Legal Order Jan Klabbers 4. Voelkerrechtsfreundlichkeit as Comity and the Disquiet of Neoformalism: A Response to Jan Klabbers Achilles Skordas PART III: THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS NEIGHBOURS 5. The European Union as an International Actor and Progressive Experimentation in its Neighbourhood Bart Van Vooren 6. The European Union's Policy on Kosovo Stephan Keukeleire, Arben Kalaja and Artan Collaku PART IV: COMMON SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY 7. The Common Security and Defence Policy in a Multilateral World Mark Webber 8. The Role of Law in Common Security and Defence Policy: Functions, Limitations and Perceptions Panos Koutrakos PART V: THE EUROPEAN UNION IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 9. The Position of the European Union in (Other) International Organizations: Confronting Legal and Political Approaches Knud Erik Jorgensen and Ramses A. Wessel Index