The European Union and Global Development: An 'Enlightened Superpower' in the Making?

Hardcover | May 22, 2012

EditorStefan Gänzle, Sven Grimm, Davina Makhan

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An assessment of the capacity of the EU to coordinate actors and policies with regards to global development. The authors argue that the EU and its member states have the potential to act for global development when they are able to improve policy and actor coherence, such as through better linking of bilateral and community programs.

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An assessment of the capacity of the EU to coordinate actors and policies with regards to global development. The authors argue that the EU and its member states have the potential to act for global development when they are able to improve policy and actor coherence, such as through better linking of bilateral and community programs.

STEFAN GÄNZLE Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Norway. He has been Researcher at the German Development Institute and DAAD Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on the intersection of regional integration and international relati...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.93 × 5.75 × 1.01 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023031967X

ISBN - 13:9780230319677

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Table of Contents

The European Union and Global Development; S.Grimm, S.Gänzle & D.Makhan
PART I: ACTORS AND INSTITUTIONS
The EU's Role in Development: A Fully-Fledged Development Actor or Eclipsed by Superpower Temptations?; J.Orbie
European Aid Coordination: Is the Commission Calling the Tune?; S.Delputte & F.Söderbaum
The Impact of the Shallow Europeanisation of the 'New' Member States on the EU's Actorness: What Coherence between Foreign and Development Policy?; O.Horký
The Lisbon Treaty, the European External Action Service and the Reshaping of EU Development Policy; M.Furness
PART II: MANAGING POLICY LINKAGES FOR DEVELOPMENT?
The EU's Coordination Dilemma: Linking Trade and Development in the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements and Aid for Trade; D.Makhan
Coping with the 'Security-Development Nexus': The European Union and the Instrument for Stability; S.Gänzle
Research Cooperation for Development – a Case with Much Room for Improvement; M.Bucar
Towards an EU Policy for Sustainable Global Development?; C.Bretherton & J.Vogler
PART III: THE EU IN THE WORLD: STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND IMPACT ON POLICY-MAKING

EU Climate Leadership in Copenhagen and Beyond; C.Brandi
Multipronged Strategies for a Multifaceted Crisis? A Critical Reflection on EU Policy towards Zimbabwe; J.Gomes Porto
European Engagement with Emerging Actors in Development: Forging New Partnerships?; S.Grimm & C.Hackenesch
The EU and UN Development Cooperation: Effective Multilateralism for Global Development; M.Farrell
A Payer or Player? EU Developmental Action in the Pacific; M.Holland & S.Kelly
Conclusion; D.Makhan, S.Gänzle & S.Grimm









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"With The European Union and Global Development the editors and the various contributors have convincingly argued that development is not only about giving more and better aid, but is also about making a range of different policies more coherent. They have also successfully shown how a number of policy and institutional changes within the EU – including the Treaty of Lisbon, as well as the emergence of new powers in the international arena - have affected the role of the EU in international development. For this, this book represents an excellent addition to the existing literature, and will be extremely useful for both scholars and practitioners in that it combines theoretically-informed analyses with excellent policy insights."- Maurizio Carbone, Professor of International Development and Jean Monnet Professor of International Relations, University of Glasgow, UK "This book is valuable in the sense that it gives new and deeper insight into a very important, albeit somewhat neglected, aspect of the European Union's policies for global development. It is a wide-ranging work, covering the main tenets and themes, while also synthesising the divergent strands into a very useful overarching context which students, in particular, will find very helpful. The book brings into new perspective the often neglected role of the EU as harbinger of a post-Westphalian new rule-based world order."- Gerrit Olivier, Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa"The European Union and Global Development is a significant and timely contribution to the literature, which takes into account recent policy and institutional developments within the EU, as well as the shifting international context in which rising powers are playing an increasingly important role in global development policy. Contributors to this volume expertly and critically assess the EU's ability to formulate and implement coherent development policy and to have an actual impact on global development. Gänzle, Grimm and Makhan call for less rhetorical ambition and a more joined-up approach to development – a call which EU policy-makers would do well to heed."- Karen E. Smith, Professor of International Relations, Director of European Foreign Policy Unit, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK