Chapter

The Rise of the European Union and its Impact on the US–EU Partnership: A View from Europe

Gustav Schmidt

in Just Another Major Crisis?

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199552030
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720291 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.003.0014
The Rise of the European Union and its Impact on the US–EU Partnership: A View from Europe

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter offers a somewhat different prognosis for the future from Sloan. It argues that the European Union has already emerged as a pole in the international system, “an examplar of global governance, which should invite others to follow its lead.” The EU will be offering a more relevant course for much of the world than the unilateralist temptation of the United States. Not only will the EU be the predominant organization on the European continent, bringing peace to a continent long dominated by war, but it will also be setting much of the agenda in neighboring states and even for the emerging international order. Yet, “such a pole is welcome as an example of responsible conflict resolution and not as a counterweight to the US in some multipolar system.”

Keywords: pole; unilateralist; multipolar; European Union; United States; future

Chapter.  12816 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.