Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution

Editors: Diez, Thomas, Tocci, Nathalie (Eds.)

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  • Evaluates whether the EU's promotion of regional integration has lead to conflict transformation
  • Argues that the effect of regional integration is dependent on the EU’s credibility, its alignment with other global actors and its engagement with local actors
  • Promotes the need for more and deeper social learning on the side of the EU
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This book provides a comprehensive study into the promotion of regional integration as a central pillar of European Union (EU) relations with the rest of the world. It is a strategy to deal with a core security challenge: the transformation of conflicts and, in particular, regional conflicts. Yet to what extent has the promotion of regional integration been successful in transforming conflicts? What can we regard as the core mechanisms of such an impact? This volume offers a comprehensive assessment of the nexus between promoting integration and conflict transformation. The authors systematically compare the consequences of EU involvement in eight conflicts in four world regions within a common framework. In doing so, they focus on the promotion of integration as a preventative strategy to avoid conflicts turning violent and as a long-term strategy to transform violent conflicts by placing them in a broader institutional context. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in European foreign policy, comparative regionalism, and conflict resolution. 

About the authors

Thomas Diez is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He is the editor of A Different Kind of Power? The EU’s Role in International Politics (2014) and recipient of the 2009 Anna Lindh Award in European Foreign and Security Policy Studies.

Nathalie Tocci is Deputy Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, Editor of The International Spectator and Special Adviser to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, on behalf of whom she drafted the EU Global Strategy. 

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“This book provides an eminent analysıs of the EU’s foreign policy, specifically the promotion of regional integration and conflict resolution. In eight case studies of conflicts on four continents, the book draws efficiently on regıonal studies, security studıes and strategıc studies, the latter in the sense of focusing on the EU’s conflict prevention strategies.” (Knud Erik Jorgensen, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Promoting Regional Integration and Transforming Conflicts?

    Diez, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Adapting to Regional Challenges? The Brussels Perspective on the Promotion of Regional Integration and Conflict Transformation

    Scherwitz, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Israel-Palestine: The Mediterranean Paradox

    Azhar, Hirah (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Western Sahara: A ‘Head-in-the-Sand’ Approach to Maghrebi Integration

    Louis, Justine (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

  • The EU and Regional Integration in West Africa: What Effects on Conflict Transformation?

    Piccolino, Giulia (et al.)

    Pages 109-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution
Editors
  • Thomas Diez
  • Nathalie Tocci
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47530-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47530-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47529-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83760-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 336
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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