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Global Power Europe - Vol. 1 Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU's External Relations by Astrid Boening

Global Power Europe - Vol. 1 Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU's External Relations

Part of the Global Power Shift Series


Global Power Europe - Vol. 1 Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU's External Relations by Astrid Boening

This two-volume project provides a multi-sectoral perspective over the EU's external projections from traditional as well as critical theoretical and institutional perspectives, and is supported by numerous case studies covering the whole extent of the EU's external relations. The aim is to strive to present new approaches as well as detailed background studies in analyzing the EU as a global actor.Volume 1: The first volume Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU's External Relations addresses the EU's overall external post-Lisbon Treaty presence both globally and regionally (e.g. in its neighborhood ), with a special emphasis on the EU's institutional framework. It also offers fresh and innovative theoretical approaches to understanding the EU's international position. - With a preface by Alvaro de Vasoncelos (former Director European Union Institute for Security Studies)Volume 2: The second volume Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU's External Relations , examines in both quantitative and qualitative contributions the EU's international efficacy from a political, economic and social perspective based on a plethora of its engagements.

About the Author

Astrid Boening, PhD/University of Miami, and MA/Florida International University, in International Relations, with additional studies in international business at George Washington University John Cabot campus in Rome, in Latin American economics and marketing in Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil through Georgetown University, and a field course at the UN. Currently Associate Director of the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, and adjunct faculty in the International Studies Dept. at the University of Miami. Numerous publications on the Euro-Mediterranean from a regional integration and security perspective. Jan-Frederik Kremer is Lecturer and Research Associate at the Center for Global Studies, University of Bonn. He studied Political Science, Social Science, Modern and Ancient History and Philosophy at Ruhr-University Bochum, and is a PhD Candidate in the PhD program International Development Studies (Economics) at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) and member of the DFG funded Research School . Jan-Frederik was awarded several scholarships. He is (co)-author and (co-)editor of a number of publications, like Power in the 21st Century - International Security and International Political Economy in a Changing World , Global Power Europe, Volume 1 and 2 and Towards a New Understanding of Structural Power . Jan-Frederik presents his work frequently at major international conferences (ISA, BISA, ECPR, DGPW). Aukje van Loon is Research Associate at the Chair of International Politics, Ruhr-University Bochum. She graduated from the Robert Gordon University with a B.A. in Communication with Modern Languages and from the Ruhr-University Bochum with a M.A. in European Culture and Economy. She is pursuing a PhD at the Chair of International Politics, Ruhr-University Bochum with the emphasis of her research being on EU external trade policy. She also teaches courses in the fields of EU foreign policy and International Relations.

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Publication date

12th April 2015


Astrid Boening

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Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K an imprint of Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG


240 pages


International relations
Political economy
Economic systems & structures



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