Governing Europe's neighbourhood

Partners or periphery?

Edited by Katja Weber, Michael E. Smith and Michael Baun

Governing Europe's neighbourhood

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9677-8
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: January 2015
  • BIC Category: Politics, Politics & government, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, International relations, Europe, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, Society & social sciences / Politics & government
  • Series: Europe in Change


This volume, newly available in paperback, examines the role of the European Union in creating a system of governance involving the countries and regions of its new 'neighbourhood'. Enlargement has functioned as one of the EU's most effective foreign policy tools, yet the EU is rapidly approaching the limits of its capacity to accept new member states. It therefore must develop ways of extending and preserving the European zone of peace and stability that do not rely on the prospect of membership as a means of influencing the behaviour of non-member countries.

A major step in this direction is the EU's new European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The ENP aims to create a ring of 'well-governed and friendly' countries along the EU's eastern, southeastern, and southern peripheries. This volume situates this policy in a broad, analytically-coherent framework, supported by a full range of ENP case studies, to explain whether the ENP represents a truly new approach to regional governance.


List of figures and tables
List of contributors
PART I: The conceptual and empirical background
1. Governance theories, regional integration, and EU foreign policy - Michael E. Smith and Katja Weber
2. The EU and its neighbourhood: an overview - Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués
PART II: The European Neighbourhood Policy in action
3. Shared values: democracy and human rights - Frank Schimmelfennig and Sylvia Maier
4. Political dialogue and security: the CFSP and ESDP - Michael E. Smith and Mark Webber
5. Economic and social development - Gergana Noutcheva and Michael Emerson
6. Trade and the internal market - Milada Anna Vachudova
7. Justice and Home Affairs: immigration and policing - John D. Occhipinti
8. Connecting the neighbourhood: energy and environment - Sandra Lavenex and Adam N. Stulberg
9. People-to-people: education and culture - Michelle Pace
PART III: Alternative perspectives on the ENP
10. Wider Europe, transatlantic relations, and global governance - Michael Baun
11. The European Neighbourhood Policy: a comment on theory and policy - Ulrich Sedelmeier
12. Making a success of ENP: challenge and response - Michael Leigh
Conclusion - ENP and external governance in theory and practice - Katja Weber, Michael E. Smith, and Michael Baun


Katja Weber is Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael E. Smith is Reader in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews

Michael Baun is Marguerite Langdale Pizer Professor of International Politics at Valdosta State University

Governing Europe's neighbourhood

Edited by Katja Weber, Michael E. Smith, Michael Baun

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