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The European Union in International Affairs

External Governance as Security Community Building

The Limits and Potential of the European Neighbourhood Policy

Editors: Rieker, Pernille (Ed.)

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The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was initially intended to create ‘a ring of friends surrounding the Union, from Morocco to Russia and the Black Sea’ (Prodi, 2002). Today, however, the ever-worsening security situation in the region clearly shows that the aim has not been achieved. With wars in Ukraine, Syria and Libya, the Union’s neighbourhood can therefore better be described as ‘a ring of fire’. Does this means that the policy has failed and that an alternative policy towards the EU’s neighbours is needed? Or should these developments be seen as temporary setbacks caused by external factors beyond EU control? By comparing the EU’s approach to its eastern and southern neighbours, this volume seeks to answer such overarching questions. The authors find that the EU still has a potential role to play in providing regional security, but that this role also risks being increasingly undermined if it does not increasingly take into account the broader geostrategic realities in both regions.

 

About the authors

Pernille Rieker is Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affaris (NUPI), Norway, and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Oslo. Her research interests are related to international and regional security, European integration and external governance as well as national foreign and security policy with a special focus on the Nordic countries and France. She has published widely on these issues.

 

Reviews

“This volume offers a unique perspective in examining the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy as an instrument for building a regional security community. A particular strength of the book is its approach in using country case studies to offer a comparison of the security interrelationship with six of the EU’s southern and eastern neighbours. Its conclusions, on the risks that the EU faces in failing to play its full role in its region’s security, deserve to be read widely.” (Richard Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, UK)

“The European Neighbourhood Policy is the EU’s most challenging and demanding external policy, with far-reaching strategic and political implications. It is also a policy in crisis. This book provides an invaluable analysis and explanation of the ENP, and includes both a wealth of empirical data and a clear theoretical focus. It deserves to be read widely by both academics and practitioners.” (Adrian G.V. Hyde-Price, Professor of International Politics, Gothenburg University, Sweden)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The European Neighbourhood Policy: An Instrument for Security Community-Building

    Rieker, Pernille

    Pages 1-17

  • Extending the EU’s Security Community Amidst Conflict: The Case of Ukraine

    Bátora, Jozef (et al.)

    Pages 19-48

  • The EU’s Eastern Partnership with Moldova: A ‘Best-Case’ Scenario for EU Security Community-Building?

    Baltag, Dorina (et al.)

    Pages 49-77

  • Building a Security Community in the EU’s Neighbourhood? Experiences from Georgia

    Bolkvadze, Ketevan (et al.)

    Pages 79-105

  • Security Community-Building in Times of Crisis: Morocco, the ENP, and Practices of Mutual Responsiveness

    Bremberg, Niklas (et al.)

    Pages 107-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
External Governance as Security Community Building
Book Subtitle
The Limits and Potential of the European Neighbourhood Policy
Editors
  • Pernille Rieker
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
978-1-137-56169-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56169-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56168-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 illustrations in colour
Topics