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The Europeanisation of Conflict Resolutions: Regional Integration and Conflicts from the 1950s to the 21st Century

Boyka Stefanova


This book is about the European Union's role in conflict resolution and reconciliation in Europe. Ever since it was implemented as a political project of the post-World War II reality in Western Europe, European integration has been credited with performing conflict-resolution functions. The EU allegedly transformed the long-standing adversarial relationship between France and Germany into a strategic partnership. Conflict in Western Europe became obsolete. The end of the Cold War further reinforced its role as a regional peace project. While these evolutionary dynamics are uncontested, the de ... More

Keywords: conflict resolution, reconciliation, European integration, strategic partnership, Western Europe, Cold War, European Union, peace, policy-making, EU policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083396
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083396.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Boyka Stefanova, author