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A framework for understanding EU crisis response
Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda, and Roger Mac Ginty

ambitious. As part of the EUNPACK project, and as reflected in this book, our intellectual project has been to gauge the extent to which the conflict response framework can be extended to EU crisis responses (thus becoming crisis management, crisis resolution and crisis transformation). Moreover, our intention has been to go further and have a critical reading of the framework and introduce the notion of

in The EU and crisis response

This is a start-of-the-art consideration of the European Union’s crisis response mechanisms. It brings together scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to examine how and why the EU responds to crises on its borders and further afield. The work is based on extensive fieldwork in among another places, Afghanistan, Libya, Mali and Iraq.

The book considers the construction of crises and how some issues are deemed crises and others not. A major finding from this comparative study is that EU crisis response interventions have been placing increasing emphasis on security and stabilisation and less emphasis on human rights and democratisation. This changes – quite fundamentally – the EU’s stance as an international actor and leads to questions about the nature of the EU and how it perceives itself and is perceived by others.

The volume is able to bring together scholars from EU Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies. The result showcases concept and theory-building alongside case study research.

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Controversies over gaps within EU crisis management policy
Roger Mac Ginty, Sandra Pogodda, and Oliver P. Richmond

spill-over effects of conflicts that characterise crisis management (this typology is explained in detail in Chapter 2 ). By drawing on different generations of Peace and Conflict scholarship, the book assumes that crises can also be resolved ( crisis resolution ), transformed ( crisis transformation ) or tackled through critical transformative approaches ( critical crisis transformation ). Crisis resolution

in The EU and crisis response
Luca Raineri and Francesco Strazzari

al ., 2016 ). We outline three approaches to crisis response, inspired by different traditions of social science: a realist response (i.e., crisis management), a structuralist response (i.e., crisis resolution) and a liberal response (i.e., crisis transformation). We define crisis management as primarily concerned with the stabilisation or containment of a crisis. It ‘regards the state with its

in The EU and crisis response
Learning from the UN, NATO and OSCE
Loes Debuysere and Steven Blockmans

leads to divergences in the practical implementation of comprehensiveness. In theory, a comprehensive and integrated approach should be able to span a wide repertoire of policy responses to crises and emergent crises. This could span crisis management, crisis resolution and crisis transformation, and even suggests the possibility of flexible or calibrated crisis responses whereby a ‘mix and match

in The EU and crisis response
Ingo Peters, Enver Ferhatovic, Rebea Heinemann, and Sofia Sturm

Introduction How effective is the EU’s crisis response policy in terms of its CSDP missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Mali, that is, in the EU’s self-defined extended neighbourhood? Are the crisis responses conservative and constrained (crisis management) or emancipatory and ambitious (crisis transformation)? These are pertinent questions guiding the social

in The EU and crisis response
Pernille Rieker and Kristian L. Gjerde

features of world politics condition its political behaviour, we concentrate on the Union’s foreign policy repertoires and how these impacts the implementation of EU’s external crisis response. Such a study will also allow us to conclude on whether the Union’s approach can be understood as crisis management, crisis resolution or crisis transformation (see Chapter 2 , this volume). The empirical focus is

in The EU and crisis response
From conflict transformation to crisis management
Kari M. Osland and Mateja Peter

and a European perspective for Kosovo. This tension highlights the incompatibility of the EU’s short-term focus on crisis management and the more long-term focus on crisis transformation. While we know that conflicts do not develop in a linear fashion, we still tend to think of conflict responses as broadly linear processes where learning accumulates and transmutes to a more

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