The European Union as a Global Counter?Terrorism Actor
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Analysing one of the most important policy areas of European integration, authors Christian Kaunert, Alex MacKenzie and Sarah Léonard consider the key question of why the EU may have become a global actor in counter-terrorism. The authors then develop a unique theoretical approach in the form of actorness and collective securitization, which analyses the EU?s evolution as a counter-terrorism actor in different case studies, such as counter-terrorism in the transatlantic relationship, North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Overall, this book highlights that the EU is, in fact, becoming a counter-terrorism actor of growing importance and with an ever-diversifying number of policy options available.
Addressing topical matters, this book will be a key resource for scholars, researchers and students in fields such as European studies, international relations, political science and governance. It will also attract the attention of practitioners, politicians, non-governmental and civil society organisations.
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After the death of Osama Bin Laden and the demise of Al Qaeda, the EU is increasingly threatened by new jihadi terrorist groups such as ISIS, as exemplified by recent terror attacks on Paris, Brussels, Nice, Berlin and Manchester. This book investigates the role of the EU in dealing with such groups as part of its counter-terrorism efforts, by outlining the increasing role of the EU as an external counter-terrorism actor.
?If in doubt whether the European Union is a capable global counter-terrorism actor, read this excellent book written by top-notch experts. Starting from the perspectives of securitization and actorhood, you are guided through the complex history of EU counter-terrorism, demonstrating how terrorism strongly propelled institutionalization, coordination and legislation in the EU internal security theatre. With mounting concerns about violent extremism, disinformation campaigns and hybrid conflicts, this scholarly book offers crucial insights for the future of Europe?s security architecture.?