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Practices of European Transnational Governance: The Role of Security Communities and Communities of Practice

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  • Thu 08 Nov 2018 09.30 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2018-11-08 9:30 2018-11-08 18:30 Europe/Paris Practices of European Transnational Governance: The Role of Security Communities and Communities of Practice

This workshop addresses European transnational governance from the perspective of practice approaches, by focusing on how groups of practitioners (communities of practice and security communities) contribute to sustain, change or ditch practices of cooperation among different countries. European diplomats, officials, members of civil society have been working in a multilateral environment for decades: how do they 'do' Europe (and European foreign policy in particular) on a daily basis? Are their practices and related communities affected by the contestation of liberal order or do they remain anchored in an overarching practice of European transnational governance? Do they continue to 'do' Europe at a time of contestation? What are the analytical categories that scholars can use to understand the new reality? What can practice approaches contribute to the scholar’s toolbox? The set of papers will address both theoretical and empirical aspects, with a particular emphasis on European external governance, as an area less institutionalised and more open to changes ‘from below’.


BOOK LAUNCH:

The workshop will be followed by a presentation and discussion of the newly published book by Magnus Ekengren, Explaining the EU’s Foreign Policy: A Practice Theory of Translocal Action (CUP 2018).

The European Union was created for the purpose of encouraging peace on the continent, but today is increasingly active globally in areas such as diplomacy, development, humanitarian and consular aid, and civilian and military crisis management. Yet we know little about the forces that drive the Union to interact, influence and intervene outside its borders. This book offers a new theoretical perspective that explains how EU collective action is driven by practice, such as diplomatic routines and crisis management procedures. Using global case studies, the book shows how the EU's representatives perform these routines, or transnational practices, across particular 'locales' around the globe, from Kosovo to Haiti. By connecting transnational and local forces in the explanation of EU foreign policy action, it presents an outline of a practice theory of translocal action.

Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

This workshop addresses European transnational governance from the perspective of practice approaches, by focusing on how groups of practitioners (communities of practice and security communities) contribute to sustain, change or ditch practices of cooperation among different countries. European diplomats, officials, members of civil society have been working in a multilateral environment for decades: how do they 'do' Europe (and European foreign policy in particular) on a daily basis? Are their practices and related communities affected by the contestation of liberal order or do they remain anchored in an overarching practice of European transnational governance? Do they continue to 'do' Europe at a time of contestation? What are the analytical categories that scholars can use to understand the new reality? What can practice approaches contribute to the scholar’s toolbox? The set of papers will address both theoretical and empirical aspects, with a particular emphasis on European external governance, as an area less institutionalised and more open to changes ‘from below’.


BOOK LAUNCH:

The workshop will be followed by a presentation and discussion of the newly published book by Magnus Ekengren, Explaining the EU’s Foreign Policy: A Practice Theory of Translocal Action (CUP 2018).

The European Union was created for the purpose of encouraging peace on the continent, but today is increasingly active globally in areas such as diplomacy, development, humanitarian and consular aid, and civilian and military crisis management. Yet we know little about the forces that drive the Union to interact, influence and intervene outside its borders. This book offers a new theoretical perspective that explains how EU collective action is driven by practice, such as diplomatic routines and crisis management procedures. Using global case studies, the book shows how the EU's representatives perform these routines, or transnational practices, across particular 'locales' around the globe, from Kosovo to Haiti. By connecting transnational and local forces in the explanation of EU foreign policy action, it presents an outline of a practice theory of translocal action.


Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Federica Bicchi (EUI)

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

Attachment:
Programme

Links:
REGISTER HERE FOR WORKSHOP
Magnus Ekengren: Explaining the EU’s Foreign Policy: A Practice Theory of Translocal Action
REGISTER HERE FOR BOOK LAUNCH ONLY
 
 

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