Europe's Role in the Twenty-First Century

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

in Thomas Renard and Sven Biscop (eds.), The European Union and Emerging Powers in the 21st Century: How Europe Can Shape a New Global Order

Ashgate 04/2012

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Janis A. Emmanouilidis has contributed a chapter on 'Europe's Role in the Twenty-First Century' to a book edited by Thomas Renard and Sven Biscop entiteld The European Union and Emerging Powers in the 21st Century: How Europe Can Shape a New Global Order published by Ashgate in March 2012.

The edited volume analyses the shifts in the structure of global power and examines the threats and opportunities they bring to Europe. Leading European contributors reflect on how the EU can utilise collective strength to engage and compete with rapidly developing nations. They examine perceptions of the EU among the emerging powers and the true meaning and nature of any strategic partnerships negotiated. Finally they explore the shape and structure of the international system in the 21st century and how the EU can contribute to and shape it.

Contents: Introduction, Thomas Renard and Sven Biscop; Part I The Global Order: From emerging power to superpower: a long way to go?, Tanguy Struye de Swieland; Insecurity in the post-liberal age: key security challenges of the early 21si century, Tomas Ries; A multipolar world in the making, Thomas Renard; Multilateralism in Crisis? Global governance in the 21st century, Marc Saxer. Part II The EU in the 21stCentury: Europe's role in the 21st century, Janis A. Emmanouilidis; Developing a grand strategy for the EU, Jolyon Howorth; The EU's strategic partnerships with emerging powers – institutional, legal, economic and political perspectives, Antoine Sautenet; Is the EU a 'better' global player? An analysis of emerging powers' perceptions, Lorenzo Fioramonti; Asymmetrical multilateralism – the BRICS, the US, Europe and the reform of global governance (2005–2011), Richard Gowan. Conclusion: From global disorder to an effective multilateral order: an agenda for the EU, Thomas Renard and Sven Biscop; Index.

For more information about the book see here.


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