The European Union and the “Group of Eight”: a Shared Responsibility for Global Public Good
The collective monograph presents the results of the research project conducted in 2009 through the course of the “Jean Monnet” program with support from the European Commission. The paper reflects the dynamics of the role of the European Union (EU) in the processes of global governance, contains an analysis of the methods used by the EU to achieve its goals and models of the formation of international partnerships. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the role and influence of the EU in the “Group of Seven / Eight” for the last 10 years, including ever-increasing scope of authority of the EU in the field of common foreign policy and security policy. The EU’s role in the “Group of Eight” has not been studied sufficiently yet, but over the last decade the EU, now comprising of 27 member countries, have been through structural and institutional changes that have enhanced its influence and legitimacy. The book traces the transformation of the identity of the EU as a global actor in the past 10 years, and assesses the significance of these changes for the relations between Russia and the EU.
This book is recommended as a textbook for those studying in international relations, activities of international organizations, the processes of globalization and integration.