Resilience and the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood Countries

From Theoretical Concepts to a Normative Agenda

Editors: Rouet, Gilles, Pascariu, Gabriela (Eds.)

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  • Bridges ‘resilience’ debates from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Offers case studies to provide and foster a better understanding of the new realities at EU’s Eastern borders
  • Presents an international cast of respected contributors to cover all angles of the foreign policy debate of 'resilience'
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Resilience has emerged as a key concept in EU foreign policy. The policy debate around this concept has been vigorous, but theoretical attempts to develop the concept are few.  Covering fields of strategical importance, such as economic governance; growth and sustainable development; energy, environment and climate action; education, the labour market, and foreign affairs, this book is one of the first attempts to profoundly theorise the concept of ‘resilience’ in international relations by looking at several policy areas and countries. Faced with multiple crises (the economic crisis, the Brexit referendum, the refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, geopolitics such as events in the Ukraine), and challenges with its integration process, the European Union needs to become not only more intelligent, more inclusive and more sustainable, but also more resilient and more capable of reacting to different internal and external shocks. This book integrates a systemic assessment of the regions’ specific shocks and risks in relation to internal vulnerabilities (i.e. structural economic, social, institutional and political fragility) and to their long and medium-term impact on the stability, security and sustainable development in the region.   

About the authors

Gilles Rouet is Professor and Head of Institut Supérieur de Management, Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (IAE), University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Professor of International Relations, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, and Ad Personam Jean Monnet Chair. He is co-director of several editorial series, has published a dozen of books, more than two hundred articles and papers and has directed more than fifty collective works, in particular about the European Union, the Citizenships and European Identities, the Bologna Process and the Public Management.

Gabriela Carmen Pascariu is Full Professor in European Economics and Policies at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. She is Director of the Centre for European Studies, Jean Monnet professor and Team Europe expert having more than 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field. She is currently an expert in various national and international committees, Editor in Chief of the Eastern Journal of European Studies and member of the editorial board of other several publications in European Studies and Regional Development.

Reviews

“The notion of ‘resilience’ permeates academic and policy dialogue on international development and security, but too often the term is used diffusely, sapping the concept’s power. This important volume fuses a nuanced theoretical understanding of resilience with an empirically rich study of its meaning and relevance in diverse European and Eurasian countries and regional organizations. Its detailed case studies provide a conceptual map of the key strengths and vulnerabilities of the European Union and Eastern Partnership states. At the same time, its authors offer much-needed new insights on how to assess resilience in practice. Both are essential for effective policy action to build more resilient states, societies, and institutions.” This volume will be of great use to scholars and practitioners of development and foreign affairs in Europe, the Eastern Partnership area, and beyond.” (Dr John D. Ciorciari, University of Michigan, US) 

“This monograph is an important and timely contribution to the debates on resilience in the policy, and scholarly communities. It While becoming the buzzword of the global governance agenda, resilience is still a rather misunderstood and even misconceived concept, and its potential as an analytic of governance could be lost if not properly researched and debated. This volume does just that, and is a must for scholars and practitioners working to make governance more adaptive and sustainable.” (Professor Elena Korosteleva, University of Kent, UK)

“Europe is in a state of flux. Not only do we face a weakening of the pillars of the EU caused mainly by Euro-scepticism and Brexit, but also new attempts to expand the range of associated countries. This volume offers a wealth of new insights into the hurdles and opportunities of the ‘European way of life’. This book is a rich source of novel information and original perspectives on a resilient Europe.” (Professor Peter Nijkamp, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, The Netherlands)

“This volume by Rouet and Pascariu is a comprehensive treatment of the subject of resilience in European Union (EU) foreign policy as it relates to the Eastern partner, and a must-read for scholars and students of the EU, International Relations, practitioners, journalists and the intelligent reader alike.” (Dr. Neil Winn, University of Leeds, UK)

“This important volume provides a conceptual map of the key strengths and vulnerabilities of the European Union and Eastern Partnership states. At the same time, its authors offer much-needed new insights on how to assess resilience in practice.” (Dr John D. Ciorciari, University of Michigan, US)

“This monograph is an important and timely contribution to the debates on resilience in the policy, and scholarly communities. It is a must for scholars and practitioners working to make governance more adaptive and sustainable.” (Professor Elena Korosteleva, University of Kent, UK)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Resilience and the Eastern Partnership—What Relevance for Policies?

    Pages 3-24

    Pascariu, Gabriela Carmen (et al.)

  • Increasingly Geopolitical: EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood in the Age of Multiple Crises

    Pages 25-47

    Nitoiu, Cristian

  • Public Administration and Governance in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Countries: Comparative Approach and Relevance for the European Neighbourhood Policy Effectiveness

    Pages 49-87

    Onofrei, Mihaela (et al.)

  • The Economic Dynamics of the Eastern Partnership Countries: Between Development Gaps and Internal Fragilities

    Pages 89-135

    Socoliuc, Oana-Ramona (et al.)

  • (In)securitising the Eastern Neighbourhood. The European Union Eastern Partnership’s Normative Dilemma: Resilience Versus Principled Pragmatism

    Pages 139-157

    Pożarlik, Grzegorz

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resilience and the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood Countries
Book Subtitle
From Theoretical Concepts to a Normative Agenda
Editors
  • Gilles Rouet
  • Gabriela Pascariu
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25606-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25606-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25605-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 598
Number of Illustrations
118 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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