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Fear and uncertainty in Europe : the return to realism? / edited by Roberto Belloni, Vincent Della Sala, Paul Viotti, editors.

Other author/creatorBelloni, Roberto, editor, contributor.
Other author/creatorDella Sala, Vincent, editor, contributor.
Other author/creatorViotti, Paul R., editor, contributor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxii, 292 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Global issues
Global issues series (Macmillan Press) ^A1363943
Contents 1. Introduction / Roberto Belloni and Vincent Della Sala -- Part I. Context : 2. What Do We Mean by Realism? And How--And What--Does Realism Explain? / Jack Donnelly -- 3. Nationalism vs Internationalism: Fears, Uncertainties adn Geopolitics in Europe / Paul Viotti -- 4. Europe May Be Done with Power, but Power Is Not Done with Europe: Europe During an Era of American Unipolarity and of Relative Decline / Paul Van Hooft and Annette Freyberg-Inan -- Part II. EU Member States : 5. Germany's Growing Power in EUrope: From Multilateral Collectivism Towards Re-Nationalization and Destabilization? / Alexander Reichwein -- 6. When Power Meets Perception: France's Fight Against Terrorism in the Sahara-Sahel / Benedikt Erforth -- 7. Unheard Voices: International Relations Theory and Italian Defence Policy / Fabrizio Coticchia -- Part III. Non-EU State : 8. From Ontological Insecurity to Counter-Hegemony: Russia's Post-Soviet Engagement with Geopolitics and Eurasianism / Natalia Morozova -- 9. Man vs. the System: Turkish Foreign Policy After the Arab Uprisings / Özgür Özdamar and Balkan Devlen -- 10. British Foreign Policy in the Context of Brexit: Realism or Irrationality? / Pauline Schnapper -- Part IV. Multilateral Actors and Issues : 11. As NATO Looks East, Will It Stumble in the South? The Case of Protection of Civilians Policy / Sten Rynning -- 12. Realism in the EU: Can a Trans-national Actor Be Strategic? / Vincent Della Sala and Roberto Belloni -- 13. Realism, Neocolonialism and European Military Intervention in Africa / Catherine Gegout -- Index.
Abstract Russia's intervention in the Ukraine, Donald Trump's presidency and instability in the Middle East are just a few of the factors taht have brought an end to the immediate post-Cold War belief taht a new international order was emerging: one where fear and uncertainty gave way to a thick normative and institutional architecture that diminished the importance of material power. This has raised questions about the instruments we use to understand order in Europe and in international relations. The chapters in this book aim to assess whether foreign policy actors in Europe understand this international system and behave as realists. They ask what drives their behaviour, how they construct material capabilities adn to what extent they see material power as the means to ensure survival. They contribute to a critical assessment of realism as a way to understand both Europe's current predicament and the contemporary international system--back cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN3319919644 (hardcover)

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