Europe in the World: Eu Geopolitics and the Making of European Space
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This edited volume provides an innovative contribution to the debate on contemporary European geopolitics by tracing some of the new political geographies and geographical imaginations emergent within - and made possible by - the EU's actions in the international arena. It draws on case studies that range from the Arctic to East Africa.
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presented as unbounded territorial settings for capital accumulation that potentially connect the EU also to its outside. A specific type of globalizing logic is thus visible in the ESDP’s political rhetoric of scale, as it portrays the global solely as a site of competition. The construction of ‘global economic integration zones’ within the EU is ultimately premised on the idea that Europe exists in a global world where capital is footloose, restless and revolves around metropolitan units. The
multitude of external political relations. This applies in particular to development policy as it is conducted both collectively through the European Commission and bilaterally through the Member States, whereby the fragmentation of European foreign and development policy undermines a stronger collective role in these policy fields. As part of an extensive study on The External Image of the European Union (Lucarelli and Fioramonti 2009a, 2009b) Fioramonti and Poletti (2008: 178) point out that a
Ucarer 2004, Leonard 2006, Rodier 2006, Van Selm 2002, Weinzierl 2007). While some analysts use these terms interchangeably to discuss the external relations aspect of the Justice and Home Affairs security portfolio, others suggest blurring them leads to conceptual and analytical confusion (Leonard 2006). In this chapter, ‘extra-territorialization’ is the most accurate description of those aspects labelled as ‘remote control’ (Rodier 2006). Furthermore, there have been significant changes in the