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Evaluating the EU’s crisis missions in the Balkans
Evaluating the EU’s crisis missions in the Balkans

Author(s): Isabelle Ioannides, Ana E. Juncos, Ursula C. Schroeder
Contributor(s): Eva Gross (Editor), Michael Emerson (Editor)
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: EU’s Crisis Mission; Balkan; EU military and civilian crisis management; European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP); Western Balkans; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Macedonia;
Summary/Abstract: Crisis management has become a new frontier for the functions of the European Union. It is a vital component of the EU’s European security and defence policy (ESDP), which in turn completes the set of policy instruments available for the broader concept of the common foreign and security policy (CFSP). The potential significance of these developments has reached the point that political scientists are now treating the CFSP and ESDP as a research domain. Accordingly, this book is devoted to the findings of four scholars – Eva Gross, Isabelle Ioannides, Ana E. Juncos and Ursula C. Schroeder – who in the context of their PhD researches have been analysing the EU’s first crisis-management missions. They look in some detail at how these first operations have gone, what lessons are to be drawn, and indeed, whether the lessons have been drawn by the EU institutions themselves.Since 2003, EU military and civilian crisis management has emerged as a new field in European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP), also claiming a place high on the political agenda. This book evaluates the EU’s first such operations in the Western Balkans, focusing on lessons learned in the military and police missions to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to Macedonia. The authors have conducted their research both in Brussels and in the field. The evaluations place these operations in political and institutional perspectives, and highlight not only successes but also the shortcomings that will need to be addressed in the years ahead. The relevance of the book is heightened by the increasing number of crisis management missions that the EU is being mandated to take up worldwide, in Africa and Asia as well as the Western Balkans, with major challenges ahead in a police mission in Afghanistan and an impending rule of law mission in Kosovo.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-92-9079-709-8
  • Page Count: 160
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: English
Governance of EU Crisis Management

Governance of EU Crisis Management
(Governance of EU Crisis Management)

Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Police Mission in Macedonia

Police Mission in Macedonia
(Police Mission in Macedonia)

Civilian and Military Missions in the Western Balkans

Civilian and Military Missions in the Western Balkans
(Civilian and Military Missions in the Western Balkans)

Glossary

Glossary
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About the authors

About the authors
(About the authors)