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The European Union

On the Verge of Global Political Leadership

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Munir Hussain
    Pages 1-9
  3. Munir Hussain
    Pages 39-54
  4. Munir Hussain
    Pages 55-74
  5. Munir Hussain
    Pages 87-105
  6. Munir Hussain
    Pages 107-116
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 117-187

About this book

Introduction

This book outlines the foreign and security policy of the European Union as envisaged under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Since establishing the CFSP in the 1990s, the European Union (EU) has showed its enthusiasm for global leadership, empowering European citizenship, and developing its international standing as an economic and political supranational organization. In particular, the book examines the EU’s peacekeeping and conflict resolution dynamics in order to analyze the political and security dimensions of the EU.

It argues that, due to the loose collective foreign policy and inter-bloc dilemmas, the EU has failed to perform as an actor of substance in international politics. However, at the regional level, the EU’s peacekeeping efforts have enjoyed considerable success. The book further explains the dynamics of successful (regional) and unsuccessful (extra-regional) peacekeeping and conflict resolution efforts on the part of the EU with the help of a case study. The case study assesses two key hypotheses: that the stronger an EU member state’s collective Europeanization approach is, the higher the success of the EU is in inter-bloc disputes; and that the weaker an EU member state’s execution of the CFSP on international disputes is, the less successful the EU is in the context of international peacekeeping.

Dr Munir Hussain has Doctorate in European Studies from University of Karachi. Previously he has done MBA (International Business) from University of Wales Institute Cardiff, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from London School of Commerce, United Kingdom and M.A from University of Karachi. He started his career as Lecturer and promoted to Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor. He has been associated with research writing. He is author of seven international and one national research article published in journals of world repute. He has presented three research papers in International Conferences, two times awarded by travel grant by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. In 2012, he presented his research paper in International Conference on Emerging Trends of Management (ICETM) at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad and awarded by BEST PRESENTER AWARD. In December 2015 he presented his research paper in Istanbul Security Conference, at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Keywords

European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy International Politics European Security EU Politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Director, Quality Enhancement CellMohammad Ali Jinnah UniversityKarachiPakistan

About the authors

Dr Munir Hussain has Doctorate in European Studies from University of Karachi. Previously he has done MBA (International Business) from University of Wales Institute Cardiff, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from London School of Commerce, United Kingdom and M.A from University of Karachi. He started his career as Lecturer and promoted to Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor. He has been associated with research writing. He is author of seven international and one national research article published in journals of world repute. He has presented three research papers in International Conferences, two times awarded by travel grant by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. In 2012, he presented his research paper in International Conference on Emerging Trends of Management (ICETM) at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad and awarded by BEST PRESENTER AWARD. In December 2015 he presented his research paper in Istanbul Security Conference, at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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