First published in 2008 and based on an innovative framework for analysing the EU's external politics, this paperback edition provides a historical overview of and theoretical conclusions about the EU's global role. Taking an original approach, the volume highlights the expanding political science literature on Europe's international role in a range of external policy domains. It focuses in particular on the 'soft' dimension of Europe's international action which has previously been much neglected. Carefully structured to make this ideal supplementary reading for students and scholars of European politics and foreign policy, the book will equally appeal to a wider audience in political economy, security policy and international relations more generally.
Jan Orbie is Professor of European Union Politics at the Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.
Contents: Preface; A civilian power in the world? Instruments and objectives in European Union external policies, Jan Orbie; The European Union's role in world trade: harnessing globalisation?, Jan Orbie; The European Union's international development policy: leading and benevolent?, Jan Orbie and Helen Versluys; European Union humanitarian aid: lifesaver or political tool?, Helen Versluys; The external dimension of EU asylum and migration policy: expanding Fortress Europe?, Steven Sterkx; Legal power and normative sources in the field of social policy: normative power Europe at work?, Tonia Novitz; Green civilian power Europe?, Edith Vanden Brande; The external dimension of EU competition policy: exporting Europe's core business?, Angela Wigger; EU external energy policies: a paradox of integration, Andrei V. Belyi; 'Everybody needs good neighbours': the EU and its neighbourhood, Viktoriya Khasson, Syuzanna Vasilyan and Hendrik Vos; Civilian power Europe and Eastern enlargement: the more the merrier?, Eline De Ridder, An Schrijvers and Hendrik Vos; Index.