The European Union at the United Nations: Intersecting Multilateralisms

The European Union at the United Nations: Intersecting Multilateralisms

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This is the first book to examine in depth the European Union's relationship with the United Nations and to analyze critically the EU's contribution to 'effective multilateralism'. The contributors show that the EU most often fails to make the UN as effective as it should be in addressing global challenges: the EU is failing to lead within the UN, and yet it is still developing itself as a credible and reliable partner for the UN.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349544738
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Series: Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Edition description: 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

SVEN BISCOP Senior Research Fellow, Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels and Professor of European Security, University of Gent, Belgium
CHAD DAMRO Lecturer in Politics and Co-Programme Director of the MSc in International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK
EDITH DRIESKENS Institute of International and European Policy, Leuven University, Belgium
MARY FARRELL Formerly Senior Lecturer in European and International Studies, London Metropolitan University, UK
CHRISTOPHER HILL Holds the Sir Patrick Sheehy Professorship of International Relations at Cambridge University, UK
ELIZABETH JOHANSSON-NOGUÉS Researcher, Institut Universitari d'Estudis Europeus, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
KNUD ERIK JØRGENSEN Jean Monnet Professor in European Politics, University of Aarhus, Denmark
PAUL TAYLOR Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures     vii
Notes on the Contributors     viii
List of Abbreviations     xi
Introduction - The European Union at the United Nations: Leader, Partner or Failure?   Katie Verlin Laatikainen   Karen E. Smith     1
Background and framework     25
EU Representation and Coordination within the United Nations   Mary Farrell     27
The Politics of National Interest and EU Policy Coordination in the UN     47
The European Powers in the Security Council: Differing Interests, Differing Arenas   Christopher Hill     49
Pushing Soft Power: Middle Power Diplomacy at the UN   Katie Verlin Laatikainen     70
Returned to Europe? The Central and East European Member States at the Heart of the European Union   Elisabeth Johansson-Nogues     92
The EU in UN Policy Arenas     113
Effective Multilateralism and Collective Security: Empowering the UN   Sven Biscop   Edith Drieskens     115
The EU in Geneva: Coordinating Policy in the Economic and Social Arrangements of the United Nations System   Paul Taylor     133
The European Union, Human Rights and the United Nations   Karen E. Smith     154
EU-UN Environmental Relations: Shared Competence and EffectiveMultilateralism   Chad Damro     175
Conclusions     193
Intersecting Multilateralisms: The European Union and Multilateral Institutions   Knud Erik Jorgensen     195
Bibliography     212
Index     227

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