The EU and the European Security Strategy
Forging a Global Europe
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EU and the European Security Strategy by Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop
Book DescriptionThe European Security Strategy (ESS) has become an important reference framework for the EU since its inception in 2003. Without strategy an actor can only really be a 'reactor' to events and developments. In the ESS the EU now has a strategy, with which it has the potential of shifting boundaries and shaping the World. This volume explores this statement and examines the underlying concepts and implementation of the ESS as a judging tool of all the European Union's external actions. Contributors, closely involved in the early debate leading up to the ESS, assess questions such as how the strategy has shaped EU policy, how it relates to existing policies but also how it has added value to these policies and whether the strategy's objectives are sufficient to safeguard EU interests or whether they should be reviewed and added too. The outline of the strategy itself is followed; addressing its historical and conceptual context, the threat assessment, the multilateral and regional policies of the EU, its military capabilities and its strategic partnerships. This book offers a comprehensive vision of how the EU can achieve the ambitious objectives of the European Security Strategy and become an effective global actor as the strategy helps to forge a global Europe. The EU and the European Security Strategy will be of great interest to students and researchers of European politics and security studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415393171
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop
European Union and Emerging Powers in the 21st Century, Hardback (May 2012)
Analyses the shifts in the structure of global power and examines the threats and opportunities they bring to Europe. In this book, leading European contributors examine perceptions of the EU among the emerging powers and the true meaning and nature of any strategic partnerships negotiated.
Upgrading the EU's Role as Global Actor, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop
Offers a systemic analysis of the changing position of the European Union since it acquired a legal personality through the Treaty of Lisbon and decided to establish the European External Action Service.
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Author Biography - Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop
Sven Biscop is a senior research fellow at the Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels and professor of European security at Ghent University, Belgium. Jan Joel Andersson is programme director and a research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, he also teaches international relations at Stockholm University, Sweden.
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