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The European Union in International Affairs

The European Union's Strategic Partnerships

Global Diplomacy in a Contested World

Editors: Ferreira-Pereira, Laura C., Smith, Michael (Eds.)

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  • Offers a multidimensional analysis of the EU’s SPs.
  • Includes a set of case studies and comparative perspectives to interpret the complexity and multi-facetedness of the phenomena.
  • Advances both conceptualization and analysis of the implementation of the established EU's SPs.
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About this book

This book provides a critical and updated analysis of the nature of the EU’s strategic partnership diplomacy, and of the partnerships themselves, in times of power shift and contestation. It links with key aspects of the EU’s Global Strategy; it brings together a strong list of experts who work within a clear framework for analysis; and it deals not only with the substance of the policy but also with the ways in which the policy as a whole has emerged, is conducted and might develop in the future. In offering an inclusive set of case studies and diverse perspectives, this book aims to advance both conceptualization and analysis of the implementation of the established EU partnerships. The book highlights the notion of strategic partnership as a foreign policy instrument to support EU external action in a context of multilevel change and crisis; its policy dimension as a gradually separated, but not separable policy within the Union’s external action; the institutional component given the emergence of SPs as a sort of self-preserving institutional platform allowing for denser and deeper cooperation in various policy areas; and the implications for the EU’s self-conception as an international actor with a global identity and role.


About the authors

Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Minho and Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo. She has published extensively on EU’s Foreign Policy in several journals and edited volumes. She is a founding member of the European International Studies Association.

Michael Smith is Honorary Professor in European Politics at the University of Warwick, and Emeritus Professor of European Politics at Loughborough University. He has published a large number of books, articles, chapters and papers on EU diplomacy, transatlantic relations and the EU’s external action in general.


Reviews

This timely collection is an important contribution to our understanding of the EU’s international relations during the last quarter century. Strategic Partnerships (SPs) have increasingly become the neglected child of the EU foreign policy family - from both an academic and practitioner perspective. This volume is thus of historic and contemporary relevance; it reminds us that SPs were once the EU’s preferred architecture for the international system and demonstrates through its comparative analytical structure the variations between them. (Martin Holland, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

At a time when the EU is struggling to position itself in a rapidly changing world, this comprehensive study of Strategic Partnerships is a very welcome contribution to our understanding of EU global diplomacy. By systematically studying the key strategic partnerships of the Union and situating them in the broader post-cold war context, this volume not only improves our understanding of this EU foreign policy instrument but also sheds light on EU external action more broadly. (Sophie Vanhoonacker, Professor of Administrative Governance, Maastricht University, the Netherlands)

With its focus on Strategic Partnerships this book provides analysts studying Europe’s global role with overdue attention to an under-examined aspect of the European Union’s diplomacy. The volume’s great strength is its comprehensiveness. Through a set of case studies, the chapters effectively map the scale and scope of the EU’s strategic partnerships. And collectively its contributors provide a comprehensive basis on which to critically evaluate a key component of the EU’s foreign policy. (Richard Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, UK)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introducing the European Union’s Strategic Partnerships: Global Diplomacy in a Contested World

    Pages 1-17

    Ferreira-Pereira, Laura C. (et al.)

  • Strategic Partnerships in European Union External Action: Evolution and Analysis of a Developing Policy Instrument

    Pages 21-47

    Ferreira-Pereira, Laura C. (et al.)

  • Institutional Perspectives on the EU’s Strategic Partnerships: Where Is the Focus and Authority?

    Pages 49-68

    Schade, Daniel

  • Soft Power in the European Union’s Strategic Partnership Diplomacy: The Erasmus Plus Programme

    Pages 69-94

    Ferreira-Pereira, Laura C. (et al.)

  • The European Union and the United States: Competition, Convergence and Crisis in a Strategic Relationship

    Pages 97-120

    Smith, Michael

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-66061-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-66060-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Union's Strategic Partnerships
Book Subtitle
Global Diplomacy in a Contested World
Editors
  • Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira
  • Michael Smith
Series Title
The European Union in International Affairs
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66061-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66061-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66060-4
Series ISSN
2662-5911
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 335
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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