This broad and all-encompassing study focuses on Europe’s new policy agendas. It brings together international academic experts on a range of policies to discuss Europe’s place in the world and its relationship to the USA and beyond.
This book concentrates on two key themes of particular salience for policy makers: the enlargement of the EU and the place of Europe in international politics. An expansive list of important policy areas within these themes is explored, including:
• enlargement – political and constitutional implications and international socialization of central and eastern Europe
• Europe and the USA: security and defence policy, trade, finance and development
• institutional development and external relations in justice and home affairs before and after September 11
• international terrorism, EU immigration and asylum and borders policy
• human rights and civil rights
• agriculture, environmental policy and regional policy
• pensions and ageing in Europe.
This book constitutes a major contribution to achieving a deeper understanding of European integration and the barriers to integration within the context of global and multi-level governance. As such, it will be of enormous interest to an extensive audience including academics, researchers, students, policy makers and practitioners in the fields of political studies, international relations, public policy, European studies, US studies and security studies.