The Europeanisation of Conflict Resolutions

Regional integration and conflicts from the 1950s to the 21st century

By Boyka Stefanova

The Europeanisation of Conflict Resolutions


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1703-8
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £27.50
  • Published Date: July 2017
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Political structure & processes, Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Peace studies & conflict resolution, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Conflict Resolution & Mediation, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International), Political structure & processes, Politics
  • Series: Europe in Change


This book analyses the European Union's (EU) role in conflict resolution and reconciliation in Europe. It argues that the evolution of the policy mix, resources, framing influences and political opportunities - through which European integration affects conflicts and processes of conflict resolution - demonstrates a historical trend through which the EU has become an indispensable factor of conflict resolution.

It begins by examining policy-making at the European level for the management of particular sectors such as early integration in the European Coal and Steel Community, before analysing the function of core EU policies (Northern Ireland), the challenges of enlargement (Cyprus) and the European perspective for the Western Balkans (Kosovo).

The book will be of value to academics and non-expert observers alike with an interest in European integration and peace studies.


1. Introduction
2. The Europeanisation of conflict resolution: theory and framework
3. The early years: European integration as a system of conflict resolution in the Franco-German relationship (1950-63)
4. Northern Ireland: Europeanisation breakthrough
5. The case of Cyprus: Unmet expectations?
6. Kosovo: Europeanisation in the making
7. Conclusion


Boyka Stefanova is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio

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