The EU and crisis response

Edited by Roger Mac Ginty, Sandra Pogodda and Oliver P. Richmond

The EU and crisis response


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4835-3
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £20.00
  • Published Date: October 2021
  • BIC Category: Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Peace studies & conflict resolution, Society & social sciences / International relations, International Relations, International relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International), POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, EU (European Union)


This innovative and timely consideration of the European Union's crisis response mechanisms brings together scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to examine how and why the EU responds to crises on its borders and further afield. The work is based on extensive fieldwork in - among other places - Afghanistan, Libya, Mali and Iraq.

The book considers the construction of crises and how some issues are deemed crises and others not. A major finding from this comparative study is that EU crisis response interventions have been placing increasing emphasis on security and stabilisation and less emphasis on human rights and democratisation. This changes - quite fundamentally - the EU's stance as an international actor and leads to questions about the nature of the European Union and how it perceives itself and is perceived by others.


1 Introduction: controversies over gaps within EU crisis management policy - Roger Mac Ginty, Sandra Pogodda and Oliver P. Richmond
2 Critical crisis transformation: a framework for understanding EU crisis response - Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda and Roger Mac Ginty
3 The potential and limits of EU crisis response - Pernille Rieker & Kristian L. Gjerde
4 The EU's integrated approach to crisis response: learning from the UN, NATO and OSCE - Loes Debuysere and Steven Blockmans
5 Securitisation of the EU approach to the Western Balkans: from conflict transformation to crisis management - Kari M. Osland and Mateja Peter
6 The paradoxes of EU crisis response in Afghanistan, Iraq and Mali - Morten Bøås, Bård Drange, Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, Abdoul Wahab Cissé and Qayoom Suroush
7 The effectiveness of EU crisis response in Afghanistan, Iraq and Mali - Ingo Peters, Enver Ferhatovic, Rabea Heinemann and Sofia Sturm
8 Dissecting the EU response to the 'migration crisis' - Luca Raineri and Francesco Strazzari



Roger Mac Ginty is Professor at Durham University

Sandra Pogodda is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester

Oliver P. Richmond is Professor of International Relations, Peace, and Conflict at the University of Manchester

The EU and crisis response

Edited by Roger Mac Ginty, Sandra Pogodda, Oliver P. Richmond

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