This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor. In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the EU has gradually emerged as an automous actor in the field of security, aiming to safeguard European security by improving global security. However, the EU's development as a security actor has certainly t remained uncontested, either by academics or by policy-makers, some of whom see the rise of the EU as a threat to their national and/or transatlantic policy outlook. While the focus of this volume is on the politico-military dimension, security will also be put into the context of the holistic approach advocated by the EU. The book is organised into four key sections: * Part I - The EU as an International Security Actor * Part II - Institutions, Instruments and Means * Part III - Policies * Part IV - Partners This Handbook will be essential reading for all students of European Security, the EU, European Politics, security studies and IR in general.
Sven Biscop is Director of the Europe in the World Programme at Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, and Editor-in-Chief of its journal Studia Diplomatica and its Egmont Papers. He teaches at Ghent University and the College of Europe (Bruges). Richard G. Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House.
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