The European Union and Conflict Prevention

ab 19,90 

Emma J. Stewart

Policy Evolution and Outcome

ISBN 978-3-8258-9114-3
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2006
Seiten 280
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The book examines the evolution of EU conflict prevention as an internal EU
process and as an area of external cooperation with the UN, OSCE and NATO.

Conflict prevention has emerged as a prominent EU policy in the
post-Cold War era. Yet, how suited is the organisation to practice
conflict prevention, and what does the record of cooperation with other
key European organisations tell us about the EU’s external priorities?

The book critically analyses the EU’s policy and outcomes to date, concluding that conflict prevention
is underdeveloped by the EU, and is in danger of being marginalised
in favour of shorter-term crisis management. Moreover, EU external
cooperation reinforces this: the priority is cooperation in crisis management with the UN and NATO,
rather than longer-term cooperation
with the OSCE.

Emma Stewart recently completed her PhD studies in the Department
of Politics, IR and European Studies at Loughborough University, UK.