European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World

European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World

Hardback Published on: 18/07/2014
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The European Union finds itself at a critical juncture; not only has the deepening crisis in the eurozone weakened the EU’s internal structure, it has impacted significantly on its international image and external relations. The third edition of European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World offers a clear and detailed analysis of the complexities and challenges of contemporary European foreign policy-making. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book explores how and why the EU endeavours to achieve five core foreign policy objectives:The encouragement of regional cooperationThe advancement of human rightsThe promotion of democracy and good governanceThe prevention of violent conflictsThe fight against international crime, including terrorismThe book shows how the EU must grapple with acute policy dilemmas because the five objectives not only clash with each other, but also with other policy priorities. The Lisbon Treaty may have resolved some of the difficulties of making sound EU foreign policy but, the book contends, coherence remains an ongoing problem. It also explores the challenges the EU faces in achieving its objectives in a multipolar world, against the backdrop of a euro crisis which has damaged the EU’s international standing and drained attention and resources away from foreign policy-making.This accessible and thoroughly researched book will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of European politics, foreign policy analysis, international relations and related disciplines.

  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780745664699
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 652g
  • Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm

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