The European Union and the Global SouthFredrik Söderbaum and Patrik Stålgren, editors
|2009/319 pages/LC: 2009026978 |
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The development of coherent and effective relations with other regions and countries is one of the most challenging tasks faced by the European Union. This original volume explores the EU’s engagement with the global South, focusing on three controversial policy areas: economic cooperation, development cooperation, and conflict management.
A discussion of the EU’s interregional model—which promotes interaction with regions rather than nation-states—provides a backdrop for case studies of EU policies with regard to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. While disclosing the tensions and overlaps between the EU’s foreign policies and those of its member states, the authors also highlight an increasing trend toward successful policy coordination.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fredrik Söderbaum is associate professor in the School of Global Studies at Göteborg University. Among his numerous publications are Theories of New Regionalism and The Political Economy of Regionalism in Southern Africa. Patrik Stålgren is research fellow in the Department of Political Science at Göteborg University. He is the author of Transforming International Regimes.
- The EU and the Global South—the Editors.
- THE EU’s INTERREGIONAL MODEL.
- EU Foreign Policy: The Interregional Model—B. Hettne.
- EU Policies Toward the Global South—S. Grimm.
- ECONOMIC COOPERATION.
- From Lomé to Economic Partnership Agreements in Africa—M. Farrell.
- The Ups and Downs of Interregionalism in Latin America—S. Santander.
- A Move Toward Hybrid Interregionalism in Asia—M. Farrell.
- DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION.
- The Limits to Interregional Development Cooperation in Africa—F. Söderbaum and P. Stålgren.
- The Nature of Interregional Development Cooperation in Latin America—A. Haglund Morrissey.
- Development Cooperation as a Building Block for Interregional Relations in Asia—S. Grimm.
- CONFLICT MANAGEMENT.
- Unassertive Interregionalism in the Great Lakes Region—S. Smis and S. Kingah.
- The Impact of EU Conflict Management in Colombia—P. de Lombaerde et al.
- Reflections on the EU and the Global South—B. Hettne, F. Söderbaum, and P. Stålgren.