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The European Union's Strategic Partnerships

Global Diplomacy in a Contested World

  • Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira
  • Michael Smith
Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Strategic Partnerships in the European Union’s Diplomatic Practice: Evolution and Analysis

  3. The Transatlantic Partners: The United States and Canada

  4. Strategic Partnerships with the BRICS

  5. Reaching Out for Strategic Partnerships Beyond the BRICS

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-335

About this book

Introduction

This timely collection is an important contribution to our understanding of the EU’s international relations during the last quarter century. Strategic Partnerships have increasingly become the neglected child of the EU foreign policy family. This volume is thus of historic and contemporary relevance.

Martin Holland, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

At a time when the EU is struggling to position itself in a rapidly changing world, this comprehensive study of Strategic Partnerships is a very welcome contribution to our understanding of EU global diplomacy.

Sophie Vanhoonacker, Professor of Administrative Governance, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

With its focus on Strategic Partnerships, this book provides analysts studying Europe’s global role with overdue attention to an under-examined aspect of the EU’s diplomacy. The volume’s great strength is its comprehensiveness.

Richard Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, UK

This book aims to provide a critical analysis of the nature of the EU’s strategic partnership diplomacy, and of the partnerships themselves, in the conditions of the 2020s. It links with key aspects of the EU’s Global Strategy; it brings together a strong list of experts who work within a clear framework for analysis; and it deals not only with the substance of the policy but also with the ways in which the policy as a whole has emerged, is conducted and might develop in the future.

Laura C. Ferreira Pereira is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Minho, Portugal; and Visiting Professor of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Michael Smith is Honorary Professor in European Politics at the University of Warwick, and Emeritus Professor of European Politics at Loughborough University, UK.

Keywords

EU Politics Strategic partnerships EU Global Strategy EU Foreign Policy EU Crisis Brexit Globalization BRICS One Belt, One Road Initiative Russia and Crimea EU-Turkey relations EU-US foreign policy Political leadership

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira
    • 1
  • Michael Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Research Center in Political Science (CICP-UMinho)University of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.PAISUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

About the editors

Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Minho and Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo. She has published extensively on EU’s Foreign Policy in several journals and edited volumes. She is a founding member of the European International Studies Association.

Michael Smith is Honorary Professor in European Politics at the University of Warwick, and Emeritus Professor of European Politics at Loughborough University. He has published a large number of books, articles, chapters and papers on EU diplomacy, transatlantic relations and the EU’s external action in general.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The European Union's Strategic Partnerships
  • Book Subtitle Global Diplomacy in a Contested World
  • Editors Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira
    Michael Smith
  • Series Title The European Union in International Affairs
  • Series Abbreviated Title The European Union in International Affairs
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66061-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-66060-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-66063-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-66061-1
  • Series ISSN 2662-5911
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-592X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics European Politics
    Foreign Policy
    Diplomacy
    International Security Studies
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Reviews

This timely collection is an important contribution to our understanding of the EU’s international relations during the last quarter century. Strategic Partnerships (SPs) have increasingly become the neglected child of the EU foreign policy family - from both an academic and practitioner perspective. This volume is thus of historic and contemporary relevance; it reminds us that SPs were once the EU’s preferred architecture for the international system and demonstrates through its comparative analytical structure the variations between them. (Martin Holland, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

At a time when the EU is struggling to position itself in a rapidly changing world, this comprehensive study of Strategic Partnerships is a very welcome contribution to our understanding of EU global diplomacy. By systematically studying the key strategic partnerships of the Union and situating them in the broader post-cold war context, this volume not only improves our understanding of this EU foreign policy instrument but also sheds light on EU external action more broadly. (Sophie Vanhoonacker, Professor of Administrative Governance, Maastricht University, the Netherlands)

With its focus on Strategic Partnerships this book provides analysts studying Europe’s global role with overdue attention to an under-examined aspect of the European Union’s diplomacy. The volume’s great strength is its comprehensiveness. Through a set of case studies, the chapters effectively map the scale and scope of the EU’s strategic partnerships. And collectively its contributors provide a comprehensive basis on which to critically evaluate a key component of the EU’s foreign policy. (Richard Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, UK)