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International Relations and the European Union

Fourth Edition

Christopher Hill, Sophie Vanhoonacker-Kormoss, and Michael Smith

09 January 2023

ISBN: 9780192897343

624 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

New European Union Series

Price: £32.99

The most comprehensive introduction to the EU's role in the international system, written by a team of international experts. It incorporates the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations, making it the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's external relations.

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The most comprehensive introduction to the EU's role in the international system, written by a team of international experts. It incorporates the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations, making it the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's external relations.

  • Chapters on theories, institutions, policy areas, and the EU's relationship with selected countries make International Relations and the European Union the most comprehensive text available on this subject.
  • Systematically incorporates the study of IR into an examination of the EU's external relations.
  • A team of leading experts provides authoritative coverage of the many aspects of the EU's external relations.
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality and navigation features that offer extra learning support.

New to this edition

  • A chapter on the historical context on the links between European integration and the EU's international relations, covering key events from the 20th century, written by the editors.
  • The implementation of EU foreign policy is explored in a new Chapter 6, where Professor Ana E Juncos looks at the EU's ability to impact international relations and its diplomatic, economic, and security capabilities to do this.
  • A new chapter 12, by Professor Adekeye Adebajo, examines African perceptions of Europe and the European Union through a historical approach, from European slavery and colonialism through to contemporary Africa-EU relations, discussing Pan-Africanist and pro-European viewpoints.
  • A brand new chapter 18 on the EU's engagement with Asia explores relationships with China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
  • An important new chapter 15 explores the EU's policy-making in relation to migration, and includes cases studies on the EU's international relations with Turkey and Libya.

About the Author(s)

Christopher Hill, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge, Sophie Vanhoonacker-Kormoss, Jean Monnet Professor, Maastricht University, and Michael Smith, Professor of European Politics, University of Warwick

Christopher Hill is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Cambridge.

Michael Smith is Professor of European Politics at the University of Warwick.

Sophie Vanhoonacker is Jean Monnet Professor at Maastricht University.

Table of Contents

    PART I - FRAMEWORKS
    1:Introduction: Approaches and Concepts, Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker
    2:The European Union in World Politics: An Historical Overview, Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker
    3:The European Union and Theories of International Relations, Filippo Andreatta and Lorenzo Zambernardi
    PART II - INSTITUTIONS AND PROCESSES
    4:The Institutional Framework, Sophie Vanhoonacker and Karolina Pomorska
    5:European Foreign Policy and The Role of Member States: Europeanisation or Renationalisation?, Spyros Economides
    6:The Implementation of EU foreign policy, Ana E. Juncos
    7:Democracy and the Populist Surge, Christopher Lord
    PART III - ACTIVITIES AND IMPACT
    8:The EU as a Trade Power, Sophie Meunier and Kalypso Nicolaïdis
    9:The European Union and the Global Political Economy, Amy Verdun
    10:The Challenge of the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change, John Vogler
    11:The EU's Approach to International Development: Evolving Tensions and Contested Transformations, Maurizio Carbone
    12:The Shadows of Empire: African Perceptions of Europe and the EU, Adekeye Adebajo
    13:An End to Enlargementa The EU, its Neighbourhood and European Order?, Karen Smith
    14:The EU's Security and Defence Policy: A New Leap Forward?, Jolyon Howorth
    15:Migration: The Dilemmas of External Relations, Christopher Hill
    16:Internal Security and External Complications, Sarah Wolff
    17:The EU and the USA: Competitive Cooperation in a Turbulent World?, Michael Smith and Rebecca Steffenson
    18:Global Europe: A Pivot to Asia?, Stephan Keukeleire and Hai Yang
    PART IV - EVALUATION AND CONCLUSION
    19:Principles in EU Foreign Policy: How Distinctive?, Helene Sjursen
    20:Acting for Europe: Reassessing the European Union's Role in International Relations, Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker

Reviews

"This is the best textbook available on the international relations of the European Union. The material is accessible, intelligently written and includes the key academic debates in the literature and excellent underpinning empirical materials." - Dr Neil Winn, Senior Lecturer in European Studies, University of Leeds

"The must-have book for all students of international relations, European integration and European foreign policy." - Dr Catherine Gegout, Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Nottingham, and former Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

"This is a comprehensive textbook that provides both an introduction to and analyses of main issues, key regions and recent challenges relating to EU foreign policy." - Dr Özge Zihnioğu, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Liverpool

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