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European Union and Peacebuilding

Edited by: Jan Wouters, Steven Blockmans, Tom Ruys

ISBN13: 9789067043298
Published: August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Like conflict prevention and crisis management, ‘peacebuilding' forms an integral part of the European Union's external policy efforts to break the cycle of conflict, insecurity and poverty. A concept developed in the context of the United Nations, the EU's Lisbon Treaty mentions ‘post-conflict stabilisation' among the tasks which the EU is set to perform in the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy. The Union's advance in this field has been universally welcomed by peacebuilding actors, especially since the EU's ongoing contributions in financial, technical and logistical terms in post-conflict areas have been couched in an increasing number of European Security and Defence Policy missions. The proliferation of the EU's institutional and operational mechanisms to build peace in post-conflict environments has led to a whole series of new policy and legal questions, which are addressed by leading practitioners and academics in this unique compilation.

Subjects:
EU Law
Contents:
Foreword Catherine Ashton
Preface and acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Making peace last: the EU's contribution to peacebuilding Steven Blockmans, Jan Wouters and Tom Ruys
Part I. EU Peacebuilding - General Perspectives
1. EU peacebuilding: concepts, players and instruments Simon Duke and Aurélie Courtier
2. The EU as a peacebuilder: actorness, potential and limits Nathalie Tocci
3. EU enlargement as a peacebuilding tool Steven Blockmans
Part II. Working with Partners
4. UN-EU cooperation in peacebuilding: natural partners? Catriona Gourlay
5. The EU and the UN Peacebuilding Commission: a short account of how the EU presence has influenced the newest UN body Stefano Tomat and Cesare Onestini
6. Cooperation between the EU and the AU in the field of peacebuilding Koen Vervaeke
7. Convergence without cooperation? The EU and the OSCE in the field of peacebuilding David Galbreath
Part III. Peace and Security
8. The European Union and security sector governance David Spence
9. Strengthening security, building peace: the EU in the Democratic Republic of Congo Marta Martinelli
10. The European Union and peacebuilding: the case of Chad Cees Wittebrood and Christophe Gadrey
11. EU peacebuilding in Georgia: limits and achievements Michael Merlingen and Rasa Ostrauskaite
12. The EU in Afghanistan: peacebuilding in a conflict setting Eva Gross
Part IV. Rule of Law, Democracy and Human Rights
13. The EU and electoral support Patrick Dupont, Francesco Torcoli and Fabio Bargiacchi
14. Mainstreaming human rights and gender into the Common Security and Defence Policy: the case of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia Hadewych Hazelzet
15. EULEX Kosovo: walking a thin line, aiming for the rule of law Stephan Keukeleire and Robin Thiers
16. The Aceh Monitoring Mission: securing peace and democracy Justin Davies
17. The European Union and transitional justice Thomas Unger
Part V. Good Governance and Economic Development
18. International trusteeship and democratic peacebuilding: the EU in the Balkans Tonny Brems Knudsen and Christian Axboe Nielsen
19. A missed opportunity: state building in Bosnia and Herzegovina (October 2002 to October 2006) Michael Humphreys and Jasna Jelisic
20. Meeting the challenge of state building: EU development policy and cooperation in post-conflict countries Philippe Darmuzey
21. The EU and the Kimberley process: a new international actor for new international relations Stéphane Chardon
List of contributors
Index.