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The European Union and Border Conflicts
The Power of Integration and Association


Thomas Diez, Stephan Stetter, Mathias Albert, Katy Hayward, Antje Wiener, Olga Demetriou, Bahar Rumelili, Pertti Joenniemi, Haim Yacobi, David Newman, Michelle Pace
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  • Date Published: March 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521882965

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  • It is generally assumed that regional integration leads to stability and peace. This book is a systematic study of the impact of European integration on the transformation of border conflicts. It provides a theoretical framework centred on four 'pathways' of impact and applies them to five cases of border conflicts: Cyprus, Ireland, Greece/Turkey, Israel/Palestine and various conflicts on Russia's border with the EU. The contributors suggest that integration and association provide the EU with potentially powerful means to influence border conflicts, but that the EU must constantly re-adjust its policies depending on the dynamics of each conflict. Their findings reveal the conditions upon which the impact of integration rests and challenge the widespread notion that integration is necessarily good for peace. This book will appeal to scholars and students of international relations, European politics, and security studies studying European integration and conflict analysis.

    • A clear theoretical framework allows readers to understand theory easily and apply the framework to a range of interesting cases
    • Contains summary tables for each chapter
    • Includes a chapter on EU policy making and the decision-making process for EU involvement in border conflicts
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521882965
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Thomas Diez, Stephan Stetter and Mathias Albert
    1. The transformative power of integration: conceptualizing border conflicts Mathias Albert, Thomas Diez and Stephan Stetter
    2. The influence of the EU towards conflict transformation on the island of Ireland Katy Hayward and Antje Wiener
    3. Catalysis, catachresis: the EU's impact on the Cyprus conflict Olga Demetriou
    4. Transforming the Greek-Turkish conflicts: the EU and 'what we make of it'! Bahar Rumelili
    5. Border issues in Europe's North Pertti Joenniemi
    6. The EU and the Israel-Palestine conflict Haim Yacobi and David Newman
    7. The EU as a 'force for good' in border conflicts cases? Michelle Pace
    Conclusion Stephan Stetter, Mathias Albert and Thomas Diez.

  • Editors

    Thomas Diez, University of Birmingham
    Thomas Diez is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham.

    Mathias Albert, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
    Mathias Albert is Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany and a co-director of the Institute for World Society Studies.

    Stephan Stetter, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
    Stephan Stetter is Associate Professor in Political Science in the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany.


    Thomas Diez, Stephan Stetter, Mathias Albert, Katy Hayward, Antje Wiener, Olga Demetriou, Bahar Rumelili, Pertti Joenniemi, Haim Yacobi, David Newman, Michelle Pace

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