Description - The EU as a Global Player by Dr Fredrik Soderbaum
A new look at the European Union's role as a global actor, with special focus on the theme of interregionalism in its relations with key regions around the world: Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Central-Eastern Europe. This new collection clearly shows how, since the end of the Cold War, the European Union has gradually expanded its external relations and foreign policies and become a global actor in world politics. During the last decade interregionalism has become a key component of the EU's external relations and foreign policies. In fact, the EU has quickly become the hub of a large number of interregional arrangements with a number of regions around the world. Promoting regional and interregional relations not only justifies and enhances the EU's own existence and efficiency as a global 'player', the strategy also promotes the legitimacy and status of other regions, giving rise to a deepening of cross-cutting interregional relations in trade and economic relations, political dialogue, development cooperation, cultural relations and security cooperation. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading Journal of European Integration.
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Author Biography - Dr Fredrik Soderbaum
Fredrik Soderbaum is Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Development Research, Goteborg University (Padrigu) and an Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University/Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU/CRIS). Luk van Langenhove is Professor and Director of the United Nations University/Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU/CRIS).