New Europe, New World?

The European Union, Europe and the Challenges of the 21 st Century

by Alfonso Martínez Arranz (Volume editor) Natalie J. Doyle (Volume editor) Pascaline Winand (Volume editor)
©2010 Conference proceedings 283 Pages


The EU has long played a central role in promoting economic prosperity and political stability in Europe. With twenty-seven countries, it is a powerful trade negotiator and is seen by many as a growing force for global security and welfare. But does the EU giant have feet of clay? Is it recognized as a legitimate political and social project by its own citizens? How well does it respond to global challenges, such as environmental degradation and terrorism? How successful is it in projecting its image as a promoter of human rights, of conflict prevention, social justice, development cooperation, environmental protection and multilateralism?
This volume contributes to the debate about the changing face of Europe and the way it works, not just internally, but also with the rest of the world. It first explores the merits of fostering inclusive multicultural citizenship and religious pluralism in Europe, the necessity of reinventing the EU from below, and the urgency of addressing EU internal migration problems. It then examines the new role of the EU in world politics and how other countries view it in terms of hard and soft power. Can the EU inspire by its development aid, conflict prevention, social and audiovisual policies? How efficient is it in exporting security to the rest of the world? The final chapters deal with the EU in the Asia Pacific region.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (May)
The role of the EU in world politics The EU in the Asia Pacific Region Unity in diversity in Europe: values, culture, migration and identity
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 283 pp., 5 tables

Biographical notes

Alfonso Martínez Arranz (Volume editor) Natalie J. Doyle (Volume editor) Pascaline Winand (Volume editor)

The Editors: Alfonso Martínez Arranz is a research assistant and a PhD candidate at the Monash European and EU Centre. He holds an MA from the Autonomous University of Madrid and is a gifted linguist with expertise in intercultural communication and the European Union. Natalie J. Doyle holds a PhD in Politics. She is a Senior Lecturer in French and European Studies and Deputy Director of the Monash European and EU Centre at Monash University in Melbourne. Her publications focus on French social and political thought with particular reference to interpretations of modernity. She also researches the place of religion in modern European culture and issues of European identity with respect to the European Union. Pascaline Winand is Professor, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Monash European and EU Centre at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She also teaches at the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles. Before taking up her current position in Australia, she was Professor at the European University Institute, Florence. She has published widely on the European Union and its external relations.


Title: New Europe, New World?