Kamil Zwolski’s New Book: The EU as a Global Security Actor

‘The EU as a Global Security Actor: A Comprehensive Analysis beyond CFSP and JHA’ is the title of the new book published by Dr Kamil Zwolski of Politics & International Relations, jointly with Dr Christian Kaunert. The book has been published by Palgrave within the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics Series. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of the EU in international security through five detailed case studies and in doing so fills a distinct gap in the scholarship on European security and policy-making. It offers a broadened conceptualisation of the EU as an international security actor, including JHA policy and capacity-building instruments, such as Instrument for Stability. Furthermore, case studies which explore, amongst other things, EU responses to piracy off the coast of Somalia, climate change and terrorism offers a fresh insight into EU policy on contemporary security challenges. As such, this book constitutes an important and original input in the debate on European security after the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.