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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

Framing the EU Global Strategy

A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World

Authors: Tocci, Nathalie

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  • Includes a foreword by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy 
  • Combines scholarly rigor and first-hand experience to offer a non-traditional contribution to academic literature
  • Provides a unique insight into the vibrant debate within the wider foreign policy community, from academia to think tanks, from civil society to the media
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About this book

This book tells the story of the EU Global Strategy (EUGS). By reflecting back on the 2003 European Security Strategy, this book uncovers the background, the process, the content and the follow-up of the EUGS thirteen years later. By framing the EUGS in this broader context, this book is essential for anyone wishing to understand European foreign policy. The author, who drafted the EUGS on behalf of High Representative and Vice President of the Commission (HRVP) Federica Mogherini, uses the lens of the EUGS to provide a broader narrative of the EU and its functioning. Tocci’s hybrid role as a scholar and adviser has given her unique access to and knowledge of a wide range of complex structures and actors, all the while remaining sufficiently detached from official processes to retain an observer’s eye. This book reflects this hybrid nature: while written by and for scholars, it is not a classic scholarly work, but will appeal to anyone wishing to learn more about the EUGS and European foreign policy more broadly.

About the authors

Nathalie Tocci is Deputy Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy, Special Adviser to HRVP Federica Mogherini, Honorary Professor at the University of Tubingen, and Editor of The International Spectator. Previously she held research positions at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, the Transatlantic Academy, Washington and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence.

Reviews

“The book shows why it was possible to agree such a document and build support for the implementation of some if its aims. It makes a stimulating read not just for EU foreign policy pundits, but also for those with an interest in how strategy is made. As a well-informed, wide-ranging and often frank assessment from behind the scenes of European strategy-making, it is a short but very rewarding read.” (Christoph Meyer, The RUSI Journal, Vol. 162 (6), January, 2018)
“Most essays on strategy are about what and why. Nathalie Tocci's book answers the political question: how to get a meaningful agreement among 28 countries? Its climax brings together the low politics of bureaucracy and the high politics of crisis. Read it if you want to understand the EU and its Global Strategy.” (Sir Robert Cooper, Special Advisor at the European Commission)

“Nathalie Tocci offers readers a unique behind-the-scenes look into the making of the 2016 EU Global Strategy. She brings in the fresh perspective of an 'outsider' in the process, as she serves as EU High Representative Federica Mogherini's special adviser but is also the deputy director of an Italian think tank, with an academic background. An invaluable contribution that enhances our understanding not only of the EU Global Strategy itself, but also of the current challenges facing the EU (including Brexit). This book should be of immense interest to scholars, students and practitioners of European foreign policy and international relations.” (Professor Karen Smith, LSE, UK)

“A very timely book. Nathalie Tocci is able to produce a scholarly book with the experience of having been close to the making of the EU global strategy. A must read to understand better what the EU could and should do in foreign and security policy in the period that it opens in front of us.” (Javier Solana, ESADE, Spain)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Tocci, Nathalie

  • Why Have a Strategy?

    Pages 7-27

    Tocci, Nathalie

  • How to Make a Strategy?

    Pages 29-49

    Tocci, Nathalie

  • What Is a Strategy?

    Pages 51-83

    Tocci, Nathalie

  • What Next After a Strategy?

    Pages 85-101

    Tocci, Nathalie

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eBook 23,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55586-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Softcover 31,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55585-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Framing the EU Global Strategy
Book Subtitle
A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World
Authors
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
978-3-319-55586-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55586-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-55585-0
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 168
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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