Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction — The European Union at the United Nations: Leader, Partner or Failure?

  3. Background and Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
  4. The Politics of National Interest and EU Policy Coordination in the UN

  5. The EU in UN Policy Arenas

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 212-232

About this book


This is the first book to examine in-depth the EU's relationship with the UN and to analyze critically the EU's contribution to 'effective multilateralism'. The contributors show that the EU most often fails to make the UN as effective as it should be in addressing global challenges.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) human rights Institution Policy United Nations

Editors and affiliations

  • Katie Verlin Laatikainen
    • 1
  • Karen E. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Adelphi UniversityUSA
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsUK

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