Since 2001, the prevention of violent conflicts has been a priority of the European Union's external policy. In addition to new operational competences developed under the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the European Union is particularly suited to combat root-causes of conflicts throughout the world. The current draft Constitution for Europe proposes to insert the prevention of conflicts within the text of the Treaty. This volume explores and scrutinizes the progress achieved by the European Union in the definition of a concrete conflict prevention strategy, as well as the challenges it still faces. The contributors focus on the following issues: definition of and indicators for conflict prevention; institutional and constitutional dimension of conflict prevention; EU's instruments for the prevention of violent conflicts; structural conflict prevention and mainstreaming conflict prevention into EU's policies; and cooperation with other international organisations and civil society.
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Number of pages: 644
Weight: 1130 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 40 mm
"The authors of this book have certainly invested a lot of research, and by contributing their practical experience, they have come out with a book that is without doubt a necessary and important contribution to this field of research...a very good starting point for the advanced research and academic work in the field of conflict prevention and in this sense it stands as an indispensable tool for the prospect research." Matej Avbelj, European University Institute
"This collection of essays is comprehensive in its scope, topical and interesting. It conveys the range of interactions between the EU and the UN and provides a host of useful information about not only the rules and principles underpinning these interactions, but, more importantly, the practices of the EU's participation at the UN."
Panos Koutrakos, Global Law Books