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by Roy H. Ginsberg

As the world looks to Europe to take on more responsibility in international politics and security in the devastating aftermath of Bosnia and Kosovo, this pathbreaking book provides the first systematic evaluation of the political impact of the European Union (EU) on a global scale. Little is known of the EU's international political influence, yet if the EU is to develop a viable Common Foreign and Security Policy, other actors will have to perceive the Union as an important player. Roy Ginsberg fills this vital gap by first linking the contexts and sources of EU foreign policy actions with the processes and outputs of decisionmaking and then examining how outsiders view the EU. Combining a masterly synthesis of the literature with invaluable primary interviews and case studies that document the reach of and limits to the EU's political influence, Ginsberg takes the study of EU foreign policy to a new level of analysis. By defining, describing, and explaining the different levels and degrees of external political impact, the book serves as a model for the advancement of conceptual knowledge, rigorous political science research, and state-of-the-art survey techniques and methodology. Scholars, students, and practitioners alike will find this rounded and nuanced work indispensable for understanding EU involvement in international politics seen from the perspective of non-EU players, particularly after the war in Kosovo; the enactment of the Treaty of Amsterdam; the Irish 'no' vote for the Treaty of Nice; and the efforts forged by the Europeans to operationalize the new political, security, and military committees associated with the European Security and Defense Policy.
Download The European Union in International Politics: Baptism by Fire (The New International Relations of Europe) epub
ISBN: 0742500225
ISBN13: 978-0742500228
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Roy H. Ginsberg
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 3, 2001)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1671 kb
FB2 size: 1267 kb
Rating: 4.7
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I cannot say enough about the obvious thought and scholarship that went into Professor Roy Ginsberg's book on the European Union. He stands alone among scholars (at least those of which I am aware) in recognition of "Barcelona Process", NATO enlargement, EU trade policy, EU enlargement, EU shaping of global rules on environmental policies to the EU economic advantage recognition and expression. Most books, including T. R. Reid's new book on the United States of Europe and Jeremy Rifkin's book on the same subject, have downplayed too much of these necessary considerations before urging that Americans join in a "rah-rah" on spreading EU global hegemony. Ginsberg easily has the best yet expressed professorial grasp of the subject. The book should be required reading for every member of the US Congress, State Department, Security advisers to the President and the President himself. Stuart Eizenstat wrote its commendatory foreword. Read Ginsberg's book! For a modest price, you will receive millions of dollars in information.

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