European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Edited by Frédéric Mérand, Martial Foucault, and Bastien Irondelle

© 2010

There have been dramatic changes to the landscape of European security in the twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The essays in European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall collectively take stock of how approaches to security in Europe have changed, both in practice and in theory, since the end of the Cold War.

Organized into three sections, this collection begins with an exploration of the broad changes in Europe's security environment relating to issues such as terrorism and the rising importance of energy security. The second section describes the adaptations of Europe's institutional framework, including the transformation of NATO and the evolution of European armed forces, while the closing essays examine regional security issues with the Middle East, the Balkans, and Russia. Covering a broad spectrum of theoretical approaches and written in a clear, engaging style, European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall will illuminate European security debates for years to come.

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  • Series: European Union Studies
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  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
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The essays in European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall collectively take stock of how approaches to security in Europe have changed, both in practice and in theory, since the end of the Cold War.

European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Edited by Frédéric Mérand, Martial Foucault, and Bastien Irondelle

© 2010

There have been dramatic changes to the landscape of European security in the twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The essays in European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall collectively take stock of how approaches to security in Europe have changed, both in practice and in theory, since the end of the Cold War.

Organized into three sections, this collection begins with an exploration of the broad changes in Europe's security environment relating to issues such as terrorism and the rising importance of energy security. The second section describes the adaptations of Europe's institutional framework, including the transformation of NATO and the evolution of European armed forces, while the closing essays examine regional security issues with the Middle East, the Balkans, and Russia. Covering a broad spectrum of theoretical approaches and written in a clear, engaging style, European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall will illuminate European security debates for years to come.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: European Union Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    'In a concise and intellectually engaging manner, European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall succeeds in illuminating real changes in European security, as well as consequent changes in academic thinking. Frédéric Mérand, Martial Foucault, and Bastien Irondelle clearly and precisely link the different theories and levels of analysis found throughout these essays to develop a convincing new research agenda for complex security phenomena. Readers will easily identify common themes and perspectives in this creative and appealing contribution to research.'
    Markus Kaim, Head of the International Security Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

    'Right from its introduction, European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall will generate significant "going-in" interest for readers. Each essay contained in this collection represents an excellent piece of scholarship, and an accessible and vital contribution to thinking about contemporary international security problems.'
    Sean Kay, Department of Politics and Government, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Author Information

    Frédéric Mérand is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at l'Université de Montréal.



    Martial Foucault is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at l'Université de Montréal.



    Bastien Irondelle is a research fellow at CERI-Sciences PO Paris and Deakin Fellow (2009-2010) at St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    1. Theorizing Change in the European Security Environment byFrédéric Mérand, Bastien Irondelle, and Martial foucault

    PART I: The New Security Environment

    1. Towards Security? The Politics of Managing Risks in Twenty-First-Century Europe by Alexandra Gheciu (University of Ottawa)
    2. Understanding the Islamist Terrorist Threat to Europe by Bastian Giegerich and Raffaello Pantucci (International Institute of Strategic Studies)
    3. Nuclear Weapons in Today’s Europe: The Debate That Nobody Wants by Stefanie von Hlatky (McGill University) and Michel Fortmann (Université dy Montréal)
    4. Energy and Security in the European Union by Mmaya Jegen (Université du Québec à Montréal)

    PART II : The Transformation of European Security Institutions

    1. Global Europe: An Emerging Strategic Actor by Sven Biscop (Egmont - The Royal Institute of International Affairs)
    2. European Defence: Functional Transformation Under Way by Hanna Ojanen (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)
    3. Geopolitics and the Atlantic Alliance by Sten Rynning (University of Southern Denmark)
    4. The Transformation of European Armed Forces by Anthony Forster (Durham University)
    5. Is There a European Way of War? by Pascal Vennesson (European University Institute), Fabian Breuer (European University Institute), Chiara de Franco (King's College London), and Ursula C. Schroeder (Free University, Berlin)

    PART III : Regional Challenges: Change and Continuity

    1. The Year NATO Lost Russia by Vvincent Pouliot (McGill University)
    2. Explaining EU Foreign Policy towards the Western Balkans by Eva Gross (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
    3. European Security and the Middle East Peace Process by Costanza Musu (University of Ottawa)
    4. The Dynamics of European Security: A Research Agenda by Martial Foucault, Bastien Irondelle, and Frédéric Mérand

    Contributors
    Index

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