Research Handbook on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy


Research Handbook on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy

9781785364075 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Steven Blockmans, Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Head of EU Foreign Policy, CEPS, Belgium and Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, City, University of London, UK
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78536 407 5 Extent: 560 pp
In times of rapid change and unpredictability the European Union’s role in the world is sorely tested. How successfully the EU meets challenges such as war, terrorism and climate change, and how effectively the Union taps into opportunities like mobility and technological progress depends to a great extent on the ability of the EU’s institutions and member states to adopt and implement a comprehensive and integrated approach to external action.

This Research Handbook examines the law, policy and practice of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, including the Common Security and Defence, and gauges its interactions with the other external policies of the Union (including trade, development, energy), as well as the evolving political and economic challenges that face the European Union.

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At a critical time for the identity and policy direction of the EU, this Research Handbook examines the dynamics behind the development of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

The Research Handbook includes chapters from renowned experts that examine the efficacy and visibility of the EU as a diplomatic, military and civilian actor in a turbulent world. The authors’ original contributions address the impact that existing frameworks, structures and procedures have on the effectiveness of the EU as an international actor and consider the legal challenges to the EU’s integrated approach to external action.

The Research Handbook on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy brings together academics and practitioners from different areas of law (EU and international law) and from the political science field. The interdisciplinary approach makes it essential reading for scholars of law, political science and international relations. Policymakers and all those with an interest in the external activities of the EU will also find this an insightful resource.
Critical Acclaim
‘Under the Treaty of Lisbon, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) occupies a distinct place in EU external relations. This Research Handbook will provide an indispensable tool for understanding the specific features of the CFSP as well as the way it interacts with the non-CFSP part of EU external relations law. We are faced with a comprehensive, well-structured and highly informative collection of chapters by a group of top experts on EU law and external relations law in particular.’
– Allan Rosas, Judge at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

‘A must-read for everyone who is interested in understanding how the basic texts in the EU Treaties, as modified by the Lisbon Treaty, and their implementation in the recent years, may (or not) help the EU to become a stronger actor on the international scene.’
– Jean-Claude Piris, Former DG of the Legal Service of the Council of the EU, France

Contributors: S. Blockmans, M. Broberg, M. Cremona, A. de Ruijter, E. Denza, H. Dijkstra, S. Duke, C. Eckes, M. Estrada Cañamares, D. Fiott, J. Heliskoski, C. Hillion, A.E. Juncos, U. Khaliq, J. Klabbers, T. Konstadinides, P. Koutrakos, D. Mantzari, S. Marquardt, J. Odermatt, A. Ott, A. Skordas, G. Van der Loo, P. Van Elsuwege, R.A. Wessel

Steven Blockmans and Panos Koutrakos

Part A The law of CFSP/CSDP
1. The position of CFSP/CSDP in the EU’s constitutional architecture
Marise Cremona

2. The institutional framework, legal instruments and decision-making procedures
Stephan Marquardt

3. Representing the EU in the area of CFSP: legal and political dynamics
Hylke Dijkstra and Peter Van Elsuwege

4. ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’: three levels of judicial control over the CFSP
Christophe Hillion and Ramses A. Wessel

Part B The practice of CSDP
5. Civilian CSDP missions: ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’
Ana E. Juncos

6. Military CSDP operations: strategy, financing, effectiveness
Daniel Fiott

7. Responsibility and liability for CSDP operations
Joni Heliskoski

8. Capabilities and CSDP: resourcing political will or paper armies
Simon Duke

9. Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
Eileen Denza

Part C The nexus between CFSP/CSDP and other external policies
10. The law and practice of EU sanctions
Christina Eckes

11. The nexus between the CCP and the CFSP: achieving foreign policy goals through trade restrictions and market access
Andrea Ott and Guillaume Van der Loo

12. EU development cooperation and the CFSP: mutual encroachment?
Morten Broberg

13. The CFSP–humanitarian aid nexus
Mireia Estrada Cañamares

14. The nexus between CFSP/CSDP and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Panos Koutrakos

15. European Neighbourhood Policy: CFSP in disguise
Steven Blockmans

16. The nexus between Common Foreign and Security Policy and energy policy
Theodore Konstadinides and Deni Mantzari

17. The European Union as a cybersecurity actor
Jed Odermatt

18. EU external health security policy and law
Anniek de Ruijter

Part D Reflection on perspectives
19. The European Union as post-national realist power
Achilles Skordas

20. Too much, too little, too late? Reflections on law and ethics in the EU''s foreign policy
Jan Klabbers

21. The European Union''s foreign policies: an external examination of the capabilities–expectations gap
Urfan Khaliq

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