The European Union and Border Conflicts: The Power of Integration and Association (Paperback)

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By Thomas Diez (Editor), Mathias Albert (Editor), Stephan Stetter (Editor)
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521709491
ISBN-10: 0521709490
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 265
Language: English