Options, opportunities and obstacles for the EU to engage with Asia as a security actor
This book addresses options, opportunities but also obstacles for the EU to engage with Asia as a security actor. As the geopolitical point of gravity shifts to the east, the EU faces the challenge of dealing with ongoing global power shifts.
Contributors to this book address a number of issues that are key to identifying interests and policy options, including Africa and the Asia nexus, identifying European interests in Asia, the security dimension of the EUís strategic partnerships with Asian powers, the effectiveness of the EUís soft power, and the role of Russia in Asiaís security climate.
For a review of the book by David Y.L. Lin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its former ambassador to the EU, go to: http://euobserver.com/reviews/118179
Keywords: security, defense, asia, china, eu-china relations, eu-asia relations, foreign affairs
Price: 37.74 €
In-depth analysis on the economic transformation of Turkey and its quest for EU membership
This book focuses on the experience of Turkey to date in fulfilling its EU membership requirements and its impact on Turkish economy. It begins with an evaluation on the economic dimension of the EU-Turkey enlargement negotiations process and follows with an assessment on the current strengths and weaknesses of the Turkish candidature by outlining how well Turkey has fared so far. Finally, it details the implications of the accession negotiations for various sectors of the Turkish economy
This book is of interest to both policy-makers and all scholars of the EU enlargement process as it provides an in-depth stock-taking exercise of the economic transformation of Turkey, much of which currently takes place away from media coverage.
For a review of the book by Selim Kunalp, the former Turkish Ambassador to the EU, go to: http://euobserver.com/1024/115909
Keyword(s): turkey, enlargement, economics, eu-turkey relations, accession
Price: 37.74 €
The first book in English on the history of the actual disintegration of Belgium
Belgium is standing at a crossroads. Since June 2007, the nation has been immersed in the deepest institutional crisis since its foundation in 1830-1831. Today, this crisis seems no nearer to a solution and Belgium continues to progress along the road towards national disintegration. This is the first book in English on the history of the actual disintegration of Belgium. It analyses how Belgium and its kings managed to control in a non-violent way the complex nationalist antagonisms between Flemings and Walloons.
For a full review of the book, go to: http://euobserver.com/1024/116010
Keywords: history, belgium, constitutional monarchy, politics, nationalism, flanders, wallonia, flemings, walloons, language, culture
Price: 27.83 €