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The European Union As A Global Actor, Second Edition / Edition 2

The European Union As A Global Actor, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Charlotte Bretherton, John Vogler


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This book examines the emergence, role and future of the EU as an actor in world politics. It looks at the core areas of European foreign policy: economy; trade; the environment; development; common foreign and security policy; international security (including the proposed European defence force) and identity. These are analyzed both theoretically and empirically. The book is unique in synthesizing theory from both the European Union and the international organization's literature. This fully updated new edition explains and analyzes the latest theoretical developments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415282444
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

John Vogler is Professor of International Relations at Keele University and Chair of British International studies Association Environment Group. He is the author of numerous publications on the environment in world politics and international cooperation including The Global Commons (2000).

Charlotte Bretherton is Senior Lecturer in European Studies and International Relations at Liverpool John Moores University, her main interests are in the contemporary European Union, development and gender issues.

Table of Contents

1. Theorizing Actorness 2. The EU as Economic Power and Trade Actor 3. International Environmental Policy 4. Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance 5. Relations with 'Near-Abroad' 6. Common Foreign and Security Policy 7. The EU as a Provider of Security 8. Constructing an EU Identity?

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