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The European Union in International Affairs

The EU’s Neighbourhood Policy towards the South Caucasus

Expanding the European Security Community

Authors: Simão, Licínia

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  • Provides an updated and innovative approach to the EU’s role as a security actor
  • Contributes to the mainly empirically-driven literature on the South Caucasus
  • Argues that security is a central element in the region’s dynamics in the post-Cold War context
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About this book

This book addresses the potential and limitations of the European Union Neighbourhood Policy in sustaining the expansion of the European security community towards the South Caucasus. The Caucasus’ complex regional security dynamics are a hard test for regional security community building and showcase both the challenges of security provision through liberal reforms and integration and of the interaction between security communities and balance of power. The author begins by conceptualizing security community expansion and then considers the ENP through this perspective, before moving on to individual case studies on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The book will appeal to both scholars and practitioners interested in European security, the European Union external action, and the post-Soviet space.

About the authors

Licínia Simão is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Coimbra and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, Portugal. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis and security studies, European Union external action, and the former-Soviet space.

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“The South Caucasus is a critical test-case of policies aiming to develop a liberal security community in a troubled European periphery. In clear and accessible prose, Licínia Simão combines scholarly and practitioner insights with a host of interviews with the relevant actors to unpack the ambiguous progress of the European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. With concision and balance Simão captures the unfolding contradictions between the European Union’s vision of itself as a security community, and an uncertain fit with South Caucasian security concerns, variable levels of local interest and a rival project in Russian power.” (Laurence Broers, SOAS University of London, UK)

“Licinia Simão’s book offers a welcome and timely contribution to our understanding of the European Neighbourhood Policy towards the South Caucasus. Empirically rich and conceptually refreshing, it sheds light on the differing geostrategic aspirations of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and corresponding conflict dynamics in a highly volatile region. By addressing the interaction and power of competing regional ordering mechanisms, and by systematically identifying contradictions of the ENP’s conceptualisation of regional security, it demonstrates lucidly the difficulties the EU faces in its ambition to expand (notions of) a European security community beyond its borders.” (Tobias Schumacher, College of Europe, Natolin, Poland)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65792-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65791-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88107-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The EU’s Neighbourhood Policy towards the South Caucasus
Book Subtitle
Expanding the European Security Community
Authors
Series Title
The European Union in International Affairs
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65792-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65792-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65791-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88107-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 256
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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