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The European Union in Global Security
The Politics of Impact
 
 
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14 Feb 2012
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Does the EU matter in international security? How can the deployment of EU crisis management operations to different regions of the world be explained? What have been their effects on the EU and its member states, on host states and societies, and on other international security providers? The authors identify and explain the drivers of and brakes to EU foreign security action and offer methods of assessment to ascertain influence. On the basis of a comprehensive analysis of EU security operations utilizing extensive primary resources and fieldwork, the authors conclude that the union has become a niche international security provider. However, the Common Security and Defense Policy, like other policy sectors of the EU, will remain a work-in-progress, partly finished, partly effective, and yet of interest to a world that has always expected more of the union than it has been willing to give.
 
With a foreword by Javier Solana


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Does the EU matter in international security? How can the deployment of EU crisis management operations to different regions of the world be explained? What have been their effects on the EU and its member states, on host states and societies, and on other international security providers? The authors identify and explain the drivers of and brakes to EU foreign security action and offer methods of assessment to ascertain influence. On the basis of a comprehensive analysis of EU security operations utilizing extensive primary resources and fieldwork, the authors conclude that the union has become a niche international security provider. However, the Common Security and Defense Policy, like other policy sectors of the EU, will remain a work-in-progress, partly finished, partly effective, and yet of interest to a world that has always expected more of the union than it has been willing to give.
 
With a foreword by Javier Solana


Reviews

'The authors provide a pathbreaking analysis of the EU's contribution to global security and the "politics of impact" as it plays out in Brussels, member state capitals, and host states and among other security providers. The authors' template for assessing the impact of crisis management operations should be considered by policy-makers and practitioners who seek to understand - and improve - the impact of civilian and military missions.
- Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General

'This book is a landmark for the debate on the security policy of the European Union: the authors' thorough review of existing literature, innovative approach to evaluating EU crisis management operations, and insightful and comprehensive analyses deserve highest attention in the political arena and in the academic world'
- Wolfgang Wessels, Jean Monnet Chair for European Affairs, University of Cologne, Germany
 
'This books ditches unsubstantiated sweeping generalizations about the EU´s performance in international crisis management operations. Instead Roy Ginsberg and Susan Penksa offer balanced judgement and thorough analysis based on sound empirical analysis. The book demonstrates that many global security issues cannot be properly understood without taking EU contributions into account.'
- Knud Erik Jørgensen, Professor of International Relations, University of Aarhus, Denmark

'The EU in Global Security is a clear, thorough, and well-researched study of the impact of Common Security and Defence Policy missions. It shows both how the Union makes a genuine difference in global security governance, as well as its limitations and (sometimes) pathologies. A serious work that all serious students of EU foreign policy will find essential reading'.
- John Peterson, Professor of International Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK









Contents

Foreword by Javier Solana
Review of the Literature
CSDP in Context
The Internal Politics of CSDP Missions
The External Effects of CSDP Missions
Impact on International Security Providers
CSDP in the EU Foreign Policy System and Beyond


Authors

ROY H. GINSBERG is Professor of Government at Skidmore College, USA where he holds the Jean Monnet Professorship in European Integration Studies. He is the author of The European Union in International Politics: Baptism by Fire and Demystifying the European Union: The Enduring Logic of Regional Integration.

SUSAN E. PENKSA is Professor of Political Science at Westmont College, USA; Senior Associate at the Institute for European Studies, Brussels, Belgium; and an international security and development consultant. She received a United States J. William Fulbright Fellowship to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007-2008 and a follow-on Fulbright award in 2010. Her recent publications focus on CSDP, security governance and security sector reform.