The European Superpower

The European Superpower

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In this important new book, McCormick argues that the EU has become an economic and political superpower, whose new global role calls into doubt most of the recent assessments of unipolarity in world politics and American 'Empire'. In his inimitably clear and accessible style, McCormick shows how the rise of Europe has been underplayed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 13.72mm | 293g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • 256 p.
  • 1403998469
  • 9781403998460
  • 1,386,626

Table of contents

Introduction.- The Changing Nature of Power.- The Emergence of Europe.- Europe's Civilian Power.- The European Economic Colossus.- Europe's Political Leadership.- Competing in the Market for Ideas.- Conclusion: The Meaning of Europe.
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Review quote

"The notion of Europe as a new superpower has been widely popularisedbut this scholarly but accessible book provides the first serious andsystematic presentation of the case. John McCormick argues thatEurope is a new sort of superpower which combines civilian andmilitary instruments in a unique and unprecedented way giving it manyadvantages over the US in a world in which, as Iraq has shown, hardpower has clear limits and soft power backed by tangible means is acommodity of growing significance."--Jolyon Howorth, Yale University"A number of recent books advance the argument that Europe will soon become a superpower. This book argues that that day has already arrived. Even those who remain unconvinced by this claim will find much food for thought in the author's arguments about the changing bases of power and influence in the 21st century."--David Andrews, Scripps College and European Union Center of California"[I]ntriguing and provocative empirically rich [and] skilfully researched a thought-provoking assessment of the EU's international influence." -- Johan Eliasson, EUSA Review'[I]nteresting, engaging, cogent, and highly provocative... this is a book that merits serious attention.' - Anand Menon, Perspectives on Politics"McCormick offers a useful review of the nature of power, Europe's economic, political, and cultural strengths, and European thinking as a competitive alternative to Americanism... Recommended." CHOICE"
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About John McCormick

John McCormick is Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA, and is author of a number of Red Globe Press's bestselling books in politics, including Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop), Understanding the European Union and European Union Politics.
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