18 Jun 2021

New Research on European Security: Invitation to a Double Book Launch

 

 

Join in the launch of two important books about the future of European security, written by key scholars in the discipline. The Making of European Security Policy: Between Institutional Dynamics and Global Challenges addresses how and in what capacity the European Union and its member states are able to respond to fundamental shifts occurring in global politics and still remain relevant for the future.  The volume The European Union’s Security Relations with Asian Partners provides a comprehensive analysis of security relations between the EU and its important Asian partners together with an assessment of the role played by other global powers.

 

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Programme of the event

12.00h  Opening Remarks, Roberta Haar (Maastricht University) and Thomas Christiansen (Luiss University, Rome), 

12.10h  Brief Introductions by co-editors and contributing authors

              - Sven Biscop (Egmont Institute, Brussels)

              - Emil Kirchner (Essex University)

              - Gergana Noutcheva (Maastricht University)

12.30h  Open Discussion, moderated by Sabina Lange (EIPA, Maastricht)

13.15h  Closing Remarks, Sophie Vanhoonacker (Maastricht University)

13.30h   Event ends
 

The Making of European Security Policy: Between Institutional Dynamics and Global Challenges

The making of european security policy
Edited By Roberta Haar, Thomas Christiansen, Sabina Lange, Sophie Vanhoonacker 

About the book 

 The Making of European Security Policy:Between Institutional Dynamics and Global Challenges

This volume addresses how and in what capacity the European Union and its member states are able to respond to fundamental shifts occurring in global politics and remain relevant for the future. 

The changing nature of the international system is subject to considerable contestation among scholars, with many claiming that the fundamentals of the post-war international system are being rewritten. This volume brings together prominent scholars in the field of European security to address a range of pertinent issues related to Europe’s role in the context of evolving global challenges. The first section focuses on whether the EU is an actor with a strategic nature and the means to act on a global security strategy. The second section considers the institutional dynamics and the approaches at the EU’s disposal to fulfil its possible intended global roles. The third section addresses Europe’s most important strategic relationship—the partnership it has with the United States. This section considers the recalibration of the transatlantic relationship in light of the changing international system and the reorientation of U.S. foreign policy.

 To benefit of a 30% discount on the book use discount code MEUR21 (valid June 2021).

About the editors

Roberta N. Haar is Professor of Foreign Policy Analysis and Transatlantic Relations, Maastricht University, and the Research Director at University College Maastricht within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Thomas Christiansen is Professor of Political Science and European Integration at Luiss University, Italy, and Part-time Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Sabina Lange is Senior Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration, the Netherlands, and Associate Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Sophie Vanhoonacker is Professor in Administrative Governance at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

The European Union's Security Relations with Asian Partners

Thomas Christiansen book
Edited By Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner, See Seng Tan

About the book 

 The European Union's Security Relations with Asian Partners 

This wide-ranging book analyses EU-Asia security relations in a systematic, substantive and comparative manner. The contributions assess similarities and differences between the EU and its Asian partners with respect to levels of threat perception, policy response and security cooperation in the context of historical, institutional and external factors – such as the influence of the United States.

The book presents original empirical research organised in four parts: a number of contributions providing discussions of the global context in which EU-Asia security relations develop; a series of chapters covering the range of dimensions of EU-Asian security, including both traditional and non-military aspects of security; chapters addressing the specific issues touching on bilateral relations between the EU and its partners in the Asia-Pacific region; and a final part presenting the overall findings across the various contributions together with the future outlook for EU-Asia security relations.

About the editors

Thomas Christiansen is Professor of Political Science and European Integration at Luiss University, Italy, and Part-time Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Emil Kirchner is Jean Monnet Chair and Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex, UK.

See Seng Tan is President and CEO of International Students Inc. (ISI), a faith-based organisation in the US, and concurrently Professor of International Relations at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.