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Multilateralism in Global Governance

Formal and Informal Institutions

Assel Tutumlu and Gaye Güngör

The aim of this edited volume is to bring back multilateralism in global governance research by going beyond the state-centric and formal models of multilateralism of the 1990s and deeper into the informal private agents and structures of global governance. The volume is situated within the third generation scholarly research tying together disparate efforts from various disciplines, such as International Relations, Public Administration, International Law and International Political Economy under the overarching theme of multilateralism approached from the three different angles: normative dimensions of global governance, issue-areas, such as migration and international trade, as well as the limits of multilateralism.
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“The European Union as a (Global) Security Provider: From “Old” to “New” Regionalism?” Ana Isabel Xavier


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Ana Isabel Xavier1

The European Union as a (Global) Security Provider: From “Old” to “New” Regionalism?2


The European Union (EU) is frequently perceived as a multilateral organisation with a strong regional dimension, both through privileged partnerships3 and a strategic cooperation policy towards the Eastern European and the Mediterranean countries sustained by the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI).4 In fact, ensuring that the founding values and interests are preserved at the global level, the EU has produced the most advanced model of integration (Cameron 2010), offering a set of policies and norms that contribute to legitimizing its normative model. With the European Treaties and Institutions’ legitimacy, the instruments and mechanisms were enhanced in order to define its capacity and to engage political leaders to recognise the EU as a strategic global player and a valid setter of norms and values, both internally and abroad. ← 49 | 50 →

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