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New Europe, New World?

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

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Edited By Alfonso Martínez Arranz, Natalie J. Doyle and Pascaline Winand

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.

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Index Abdelal, Rawi, 54 Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM), 30, 216, 223 Adenauer, Konrad, 53 Advanced Communications Technology for Europe (RACE), 192 African Peace Facility (APF), 168 African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), 169 African Union (AU), 168 African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states (ACP), 147, 233 Aggestam, Lisbeth, 174 Ah Choi, Yoon, 30 Albright, Madeline, 206 Alexander, Gerard, 182 Amado, Luis, 257 Amin, Ash, 43 Anderson, Benedict, 145 Andersson, Jenny, 113, 115 Annan, Kofi, 215 Aron, Raymond, 99 Artetuis, 29, 165, 167, 183, 191, 196, 215 Arts, Karin, 154, 162 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), 226 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), 226 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), 30, 223 BAE Systems, 197 Baker, James, 184 Balkenende, Jan Peter, 266, 272 Banerjee, Subhabrata Bobby, 45 Barbe, Esther, 162 Baroowa, Saponti, 29 Barroso, Jose, 276 Barroso, Jose Manuel, 270, 271, 272, 275 Bauman, Zygmunt, 46 Beck, Ulrich, 22, 35, 44, 65 Beregovoy, Pierre, 53 Bergsten, Fred, 178 Bertram, Christopher, 173 Blair, Tony, 111, 194, 203, 264, 265, 275 Boomgaarden, Hajo, 39 Brooks, Stephen, 175 Brown, Gordon, 111, 267, 276 Brundtland, Gro Harlem, 114 Brylle, Tony, 169 Burgess, Peter, 59 Bush, George W., 185 Byrnes, Timothy., 76 Calleo, David, 177 CFSP, 163, See Common Foreign and Security Policy Chaban, Natalia, 30 Chapter 13, 249-79 Charter of Fundamental Rights, 36 Chavranski, Henri, 54 Chirac, Jacques, 119, 191, 194, 264-68, 264, 266, 267 Chiro, Giancarlo, 22 Chryssochoou, Xenia, 40 Churchill, Winston, 35 Claes, Willy, 199 Cocq, Emmanuel, 130 Cohen, William, 206 Combined Joint Task Forces (CJTF), 185,...

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