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What is the European Union international role and identity becoming after the cold war, September 11th and the transatlantic rift? Is the second global actor challenging the trends towards a 'pax americana'? EUROPE: A CIVILIAN POWER? provides an original account of the features and the external relations of the EU as a civilian power in the making. It addresses the key questions on the new security threat, world emergencies challenging the EU, not only as a peace and democracy stablizer on a continental scale, but also as an actor which shares responsibility for global governance and world order. MARIO TELO provides a comparative analysis of regional cooperation in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America and focuses on the interregional relations with the EU. He highlights the international relevance of the current EU constitutionalization process and gives a critical review of the concepts of civilian power, soft power, civilizing power, multilateralism, multipolarism, international fragmentation, empire, hegemonic stability and global legitimacy. Analysis of the best literature on international relations and European integration is completed by MARIO's practical experience as an advisor to the EU institutions and a lecturer in Asia and Americas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403949219
ISBN-10: 1403949212
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Mario Telo

MARIO TELO is Jean Monnet Honorary Chair of International relations and European political integration at the Brussels Free University (ULB) where he is also President of the Institute for European studies (IEE). He has taught in various Italian,German, Scandinavian, American and Asian universities and published extensively on the study of the European Union, including EU, New Regionalism and Global Governance (2001). He served as Advisor to European Council, European Parliament and European Commission.

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