Common Foreign and Security Policy. The first ten years, 2nd ed.

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Publication Date 2005
ISBN 0-8264-5044-X (Hbk); 0-8264-7853-0 (Pbk)
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This work, comprised of contributions from an international panel, examines the theory and practice of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) to explore how it has coped and how it needs to adapt to ensure its future survival.

The book is organised over eight chapters. The first considers the European Convention debates relating to CFSP, reflects upon the first decade and points to areas for reform which might be considered at the 2003 IGC. Chapter two examines the stresses and strains within the CFSP, highlighted by the Iraq war, and provides a setting for later chapters. Chapter three deals with CFSP diplomatic co-operation in third countries, while chapter four examines the nature of European defence pacts and presents both historical and empirical evidence related to the defence debate. Chapter five builds on this with an examination of the three strands within CFSP - ideas, institutions and policies. Chapter six concentrates upon a range of CFSP Joint Actions executed towards Asia, then chapter seven goes on to examine the relationship with the developing world as represented by the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) states. Chapter eight looks to the specific bilateral CFSP action in the case of Zimbabwe.

The work will interest scholars, students, researchers and policy makers engaged in European Studies, International Relations and Defence Studies.

Martin Holland is the Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and Director of the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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