The European Union and Human Security: External by Mary Martin,Mary Kaldor

By Mary Martin,Mary Kaldor

This edited ebook examines eu exterior interventions in human safety, in an effort to illustrate the evolution and nature of the eu Union as a world political actor.

In 2003, the ecu deployed its first exterior challenge less than the ecu safety and Defence coverage (ESDP) with an army strength to the previous Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. due to the fact then it has instigated over 18 civilian and army missions to house humanitarian crises worldwide. This ebook provides a sequence of 8 case stories of exterior interventions via the european protecting the Balkans, Africa, the center East, Afghanistan and Indonesia, to demonstrate the character of the european as a world actor. utilizing the concept that of human safeguard to evaluate the effectiveness of those missions in assembly the EU’s goal of being a ‘force for solid within the world’, this learn addresses key concerns: the necessity for an empirical evaluate of european international and safety guidelines according to ecu intervention in clash and post-conflict events and the belief of 'human safety' and the way this is often utilized in ecu overseas coverage.

This booklet can be of significant curiosity to scholars of eu safeguard, european politics, human defense, post-conflict reconstruction, and IR in general.

Mary Kaldor is Co-Director of the Centre for the examine of worldwide Governance, London college of Economics and Political technology (LSE). sooner than this she labored at Sussex collage as Jean Monnet Reader in modern ecu Studies.

Mary Martin is a study Fellow on the Centre for the learn of worldwide Governance, the London institution of Economics. From 2006-2009 she was once co-ordinator of the Human defense research crew. She was once previously a international correspondent and eu editor for The day-by-day Telegraph and Guardian newspapers.

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