Global Issues

Fear and Uncertainty in Europe

The Return to Realism?

Editors: Belloni, Roberto, Della Sala, Vincent, Viotti, Paul (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Provides a timely critical analysis of major approaches to international relations and assesses their utility to understand recent developments such as the impact of the Trump presidency and Brexit
  • Examines whether foreign policy in Europe has changed during the course of the post-Cold War period
  • Questions whether fear and uncertainty drives foreign policy in Europe and whether realism is a useful instrument to understand it
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91965-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91964-5
  • 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
Softcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06337-5
  • 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
About this book

Russia’s intervention in the Ukraine, Donald Trump’s presidency and instability in the Middle East are just a few of the factors that have brought an end to the immediate post-Cold War belief that a new international order was emerging: one where fear and uncertainty gave way to a thick normative and institutional architecture that diminished the importance of material power. This has raised questions about the instruments we use to understand order in Europe and in international relations. The chapters in this book aim to assess whether foreign policy actors in Europe understand the international system and behave as realists. They ask what drives their behaviour, how they construct material capabilities and to what extent they see material power as the means to ensure survival. They contribute to a critical assessment of realism as a way to understand both Europe’s current predicament and the contemporary international system.

About the authors

Roberto Belloni is professor of political science at the University of Trento, Italy.
Vincent Della Sala is associate professor of political science at the University of Trento, Italy.
Paul Viotti is professor at the University of Denver's Korbel School of International Studies and Executive Director of the Institute on Globalization and Security, USA.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Belloni, Roberto (et al.)

  • What Do We Mean by Realism? And How—And What—Does Realism Explain?

    Pages 13-33

    Donnelly, Jack

  • Nationalism vs. Internationalism: Fears, Uncertainties and Geopolitics in Europe

    Pages 35-52

    Viotti, Paul

  • Europe May Be Done with Power, but Power Is Not Done with Europe: Europe During an Era of American Unipolarity and of Relative Decline

    Pages 53-81

    Van Hooft, Paul (et al.)

  • Germany’s Growing Power in EUrope: From Multilateral Collectivism Towards Re-Nationalization and Destabilization?

    Pages 85-108

    Reichwein, Alexander

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91965-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91964-5
  • 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
Softcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06337-5
  • 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

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fear and Uncertainty in Europe
Book Subtitle
The Return to Realism?
Editors
  • Roberto Belloni
  • Vincent Della Sala
  • Paul Viotti
Series Title
Global Issues
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91965-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91965-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91964-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06337-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 292
Topics