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La création de l’Euro

By Philippe de Schoutheete (25-03-2016)

In Books

De 1988 à 1998, pendant une décennie, le débat européen s’est concentré sur la création et la mise en place de l’Union économique et monétaire, avec une monnaie unique : l’euro. Longtemps cette ambition ancienne parut hors de portée. Read more

Rising powers and multilateral institutions

By Dries Lesage, Thijs Van de Graaf (04-05-2015)

In Books

Sven Biscop contributed the chapter on « Rising powers, rising Europe and the future of NATO » to this major new volume that analyses the impact of the rising powers Read more

What are the missing instruments to reach another level of European defence?

By Jo Coelmont (19-12-2014)

In Books

In his contribution to “10 Years of Working Together”, the book published by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to mark its tenth anniversary, Jo Coelmont looks at the Agency as the architect of European defence. Read more

Time for a new approach on terror in Africa?

By Jean-Christophe Hoste, Julie Godin (17-06-2014)

In Books

This book wants to tackle dominant perspectives on insurgency groups in Africa. It argues that for a more nuanced understanding of these groups, it is necessary to look into their roles in local societies. Furthermore it addresses the issue of international funding and regional connections of these groups. In addition possible conflicts of interest in combatting terrorism in Africa for the international community are put into perspective. Read more

The European elections: what is at stake for the citizens? An analysis of the EU’s legitimacy and policy challenges

By Various authors (25-04-2014)

In Books

From 22 to 25 May 2014, citizens across the EU will decide the shape of the next European Parliament. In the past, European elections often received little attention from the media or the wider public. This is a mistake: elections at the Read more

Routledge Handbook of European Security

By Richard Whitman, Sven Biscop (10-08-2012)

In Books

The emergence of new powers fundamentally questions the traditional views on international relations, multilateralism or security as a range of countries now competes for regional and global leadership – economically, politically, technologically and militarily. As the focus of international attention shifts from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the European states in particular are seen to lose influence relative to the emerging economic powerhouses of China, Russia, India and Brazil. European nations find themselves too small to engage meaningfully with these continent-sized powers and, in an increasingly multipolar world are concerned their influence can only continue to decline.

This book analyses the shifts in the structure of global power and examines the threats and opportunities they bring to Europe. Leading European Contributors reflect on how the EU can utilise collective strength to engage and compete with rapidly developing nations. They examine perceptions of the EU among the emerging powers and the true meaning and nature of any strategic partnerships negotiated. Finally they explore the shape and structure of the international system in the 21st century and how the EU can contribute to and shape it. See flyer.
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The EU and emerging powers in the 21st century: how Europe can shape a new global order

By Sven Biscop, Thomas Renard (15-05-2012)

In Books

The emergence of new powers fundamentally questions the traditional views on international relations, multilateralism or security as a range of countries now competes for regional and global leadership – economically, politically, technologically and militarily. As the focus of international attention shifts from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the European states in particular are seen to lose influence relative to the emerging economic powerhouses of China, Russia, India and Brazil. European nations find themselves too small to engage meaningfully with these continent-sized powers and, in an increasingly multipolar world are concerned their influence can only continue to decline.

This book analyses the shifts in the structure of global power and examines the threats and opportunities they bring to Europe. Leading European Contributors reflect on how the EU can utilise collective strength to engage and compete with rapidly developing nations. They examine perceptions of the EU among the emerging powers and the true meaning and nature of any strategic partnerships negotiated. Finally they explore the shape and structure of the international system in the 21st century and how the EU can contribute to and shape it.

Thomas Renard and Sven Biscop (eds.), ‘The EU and emerging powers in the 21st century: how Europe can shape a new global order’, Ashgate, 2012.
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Diamonds, rice, and a ‘maggi cube’. Artisanal diamond mining and livelihoods in Liberia

By Koen Vlassenroot, Steven Van Bockstael (12-11-2011)

In Books

Diamond, Rice, and a « Maggi Cube » represents the conclusions of the second phase of the Egmont Artisanal Diamond Mining Project, which ran from 2009 until mid-2011 and was funded by the Belgian government. This book pays particular attention to those communities for whom artisanal diamond mining often represents the most important of limited opportunities available to earn small amounts of cash income, whether on a full-time basis or in concurrence with traditional agricultural or other livelihoods.

Steven Van Bockstael and Koen Vlassenroot (eds.), Ghent, Academia Press, 2011. (ISBN 9789038218724 )
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Europe, strategy and armed forces – The making of a distinctive power

By Jo Coelmont, Sven Biscop (12-08-2011)

In Books

This book examines how the European Union can pursue a grand strategy and become a distinct global actor in a world of emerging great powers.
At the grand strategic level, its sheer economic size makes the EU a global power. However, the EU needs to take into account that many international actors continue to measure power mostly by assessing military capability. To preserve its status as an economic power, therefore, the EU has to become a power across the board, which requires a grand strategy, and the means and the will to proactively pursue one. The authors of this book aim to demonstrate that the EU can develop a purposive yet distinctive grand strategy that preserves the value-based nature of EU external action while also safeguarding its vital economic interests.
The book analyses the existing military capability of the European Union and its bottom-up nature, which results in a national-based focus in the member-states, impeding deployment capability. A systematic realignment of national defence planning at the strategic level will enable each member-states to focus its defence effort on the right capabilities, make maximal use of pooling and specialization, and contribute to multinational projects in order to address Read more

Upgrading the EU’s role as global actor: institutions, law and the restructuring of European diplomacy

By Jan Wouters, Michael Emerson, Piotr Maciej Kaczynski, Rosa Balfour, Thomas Renard, Tim Corthaut (25-01-2011)

In Books

The international order is experiencing fundamental changes driven by globalisation and the multipolarity emerging from the new balance of power. In response, a new book by a team of experts argues that the EU should build up a world-class diplomatic corps, capable of becoming a major actor in global affairs, drawing on enabling provisions in the Treaty of Lisbon.  Read more