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The European Union and Global Engagement

Institutions, Policies and Challenges Edited by Normann Witzleb, Faculty of Law, Alfonso Martínez Arranz, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Australia and Pascaline Winand, Professor and Director, College of Europe, Natolin Campus, Poland, Adjunct Professor, Monash University and professor, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Written by a broad range of international experts, The European Union and Global Engagement examines the current state of the European Union and its relationship with the world. The book presents fresh perspectives on the interplay between EU internal developments and its global engagement. While considering the impact and presence of the EU around the world, the collection has a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Extent: 336 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • European Politics and Policy
  • International Relations
Written by a broad range of international experts, The European Union and Global Engagement discusses the role of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty and the economic crisis. The book presents crucial insights into the interplay between EU internal developments and its global engagement. It explores how the EU is placed to address the political and financial challenges it currently faces.

The book has three distinct parts: institutions, policies and global engagement. The contributions in each part provide complementary perspectives which shed new light on the the EU as a global power. While considering the impact and presence of the EU around the world, the study has a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

This interdisciplinary book is an essential and accessible resource for students and scholars of European studies, as well as for public servants, business practitioners, researchers and journalists. It will appeal to everyone who seeks to understand the fast-moving policy developments in the EU’s actions on the world stage.

‘The European Union and Global Engagement: Institutions, Policies and Challenges is the compilation of eighteen, expert, indepth accounts of the key issues confronting the European Union (EU) today. . . . The European Union and Global Engagement: Institutions, Policies and Challenges is a valuable interdisciplinary resource for scholars of European studies.’
– International Social Science Review

This volume meets a pressing need for a wide-ranging book that addresses the interplay between the EU’s domestic and foreign policies. Its comprehensive coverage and subtle interpretations will help policy makers, scholars and students across the world to better understand the place and purpose of the EU in a time of dramatic global change and uncertainty.’
– Anne Deighton, University of Oxford, UK
Contributors: H. Askola, N. Chaban, R. Davison, Y. Devuyst, J. Goetschy, M. Holland, M. Klatt, N. Levrat, A. Martínez Arranz, D. Mayes, M. Petrovic, C. Roederer-Rynning, L. Suet-yi, K. Stats, E. Thompson, G. Wacker, N. Witzleb


Contents:

1. The European Union Today: Between Peace and Crisis

PART I: INSTITUTIONS
2. The Institutional Structure of the EU after the Lisbon Treaty
Nicolas Levrat

3. European Legal Integration: Processes, Difficulties, Achievements
Normann Witzleb

4. The European Union after the Global Financial Crisis: Consequences and Reactions
David Mayes

PART II: POLICIES
5. The Third Era of the Common Agricultural Policy: Parliamentary Politics meet Globalization
Christilla Roederer-Rynning

6. Human Rights in the European Union: The Challenge of People on the Move
Heli Askola

7. ‘Social Europe’
Janine Goetschy

8. EU Trade Policy after the Lisbon Treaty: The Community Method at Work
Youri Devuyst

9. Environmental Policy in the EU: Through Integration to Sustainability
Alfonso Martínez Arranz

10. The EU’s Energy Policy: Two-track Development
Evan Thompson

PART III: GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
11. The EU and its Post-communist Neighbours: EU Enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy
Milenko Petrovic and Malgorzata Klatt

12. Continental Drift: The Transatlantic Divide over International Security
Rémy Davison

13. Dysfunctional Relations? Asian Stakeholder Views on the EU
Natalia Chaban, Martin Holland and Lai Suet-yi

14. China and the EU: High Hopes, Clear Conflicts
Alfonso Martínez Arranz and Gudrun Wacker

15. Antipodean Antipathy: Australia’s Relations with the European Union
Katrina Stats

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