The EU’s Neighbourhood Policy towards the South Caucasus

Expanding the European Security Community

  • Licínia Simão

Part of the The European Union in International Affairs book series (EUIA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Licínia Simão
    Pages 1-20
  3. Licínia Simão
    Pages 21-49
  4. Licínia Simão
    Pages 147-184
  5. Licínia Simão
    Pages 215-244
  6. Licínia Simão
    Pages 245-250
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


This book addresses the potential and limitations of the European Union Neighbourhood Policy in sustaining the expansion of the European security community towards the South Caucasus. The Caucasus’ complex regional security dynamics are a hard test for regional security community building and showcase both the challenges of security provision through liberal reforms and integration and of the interaction between security communities and balance of power. The author begins by conceptualizing security community expansion and then considers the ENP through this perspective, before moving on to individual case studies on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The book will appeal to both scholars and practitioners interested in European security, the European Union external action, and the post-Soviet space.


European Union Neighbourhood Policy European Security Community South Caucasus politics European Union in International Affairs socialization in the South Caucasus norms and practices of the EU regional security dynamics Security and the ENP Armenia and the EU Azerbaijan and the EU Georgia and the EU European Union external action post-Soviet politics and the EU security logics in the South Caucasus nation-building in the South Caucasus

Authors and affiliations

  • Licínia Simão
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Centre for Social StudiesUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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