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The European Union in International Affairs

EU Policy Responses to a Shifting Multilateral System

Editors: Barbe Izuel, Esther, Costa, Oriol, Kissack, Robert (Eds.)

  • Investigates the EU’s policy responses to the transformation of the distribution of power in the international system
  • Includes case studies on important multilateral institutions such as the United Nations Security Council, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the International Criminal Court
  • Engages with several branches of the current academic literature creating useful bridges among EU external perceptions, EU in multilateral settings and EU distinctive global power 
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About this book

This book explores how the EU, as an international actor, is adapting to recent transformations in the multilateral system. The international identity of the European Union is built upon its support for effective multilateralism and its commitment to core norms and values. Until recently, there was no need to choose between these goals. Emerging powers in the international system are not only demanding more power in multilateral institutions, but also sometimes seeking to influence their purpose and function, away from those championed by the EU. This presents a dilemma for EU foreign policy – framed in this edited volume as either accommodating changes in order to support multilateral institutions or entrenching the EU position in order to uphold values. Using a common analytical framework, the chapters include case studies on important multilateral institutions such as the United Nations Security Council, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the International Criminal Court, as well as key policy areas such as energy, climate change, nuclear non-proliferation, and human rights.

About the authors

Esther Barbé is Professor of International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Research Programme Coordinator at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain.

Oriol Costa is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Associate Researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain.

Robert Kissack is Head of Studies at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, Spain. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics and the University of East Anglia.

Reviews

“Analyzing the EU's reaction to global structural change across a range of multilateral policy domains, this volume is analytically novel, empirically rich, and unusually cohesive. The findings will be of interest not only to observers of the EU's external relations but also to those seeking insights on the role of power, ideas and institutions on multilateralism more generally.” (Professor Katie Verlin Laatikainen, Adelphi University, New York, USA)

“By exploring how the EU has responded to the changing global balance of power this book adopts a refreshing outside-in approach to EU foreign policy. The case studies yield valuable insights, but the volume’s most singular contribution is to launch a vital research agenda, which should engage scholars of the EU as a global actor for years, if not decades, to come.” (Professor Alasdair Young, Georgia Tech, USA)

“How has the EU responded to challenges to the ideas underlying various multilateral institutions, the distribution of power within them, and their design and rules? Contributors to this innovative book find that the EU either accommodates or resists challenges to the existing order. A ground-breaking addition to the literature on the changing international system and the EU’s role within it.” (Professor Karen E. Smith, London School of Economics, UK)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Accommodating or Entrenching? How the EU Is Dealing with Changes in the Multilateral System

    Costa, Oriol (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

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  • The Irony of History: European Responses to the Contested Evolution of the Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament Regime

    Kienzle, Benjamin

    Pages 25-48

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  • An Upstream Battle: The EU and the Reform of the Energy Charter Treaty

    Herranz-Surrallés, Anna

    Pages 49-69

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  • The Defence of an Institution Under Challenge: The EU and the International Criminal Court

    Collantes-Celador, Gemma

    Pages 71-91

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  • EU Trade Policy Reaction to the BIC: From Accommodation to Entrenchment

    Garcia-Duran, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 93-114

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54758-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54757-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
EU Policy Responses to a Shifting Multilateral System
Editors
  • Esther Barbe Izuel
  • Oriol Costa
  • Robert Kissack
Series Title
The European Union in International Affairs
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54758-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54758-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54757-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 246
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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