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The EU-China Security Paradox

Cooperation Against All Odds?

By Julia Gurol

Published

Jan 6, 2022

Page count

220 pages

ISBN

978-1529219630

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 6, 2022

Page count

220 pages

ISBN

978-1529219647

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 6, 2022

Page count

220 pages

ISBN

978-1529219647

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The EU-China Security Paradox

In this enlightening analysis, Julia Gurol unpicks the complex security relations between the European Union (EU) and China.

She investigates the principles, rationales and shifting dynamics of collaboration on a range of security issues, and their consequences for China, the EU and other regions. She pays particular attention to EU–China relations in the realm of anti-terrorism, anti-piracy and energy security, and disentangles their cooperation efforts in the context of increasing political and economic tensions.

Systematic and accessible, this is an essential guide to the past, present and future of one of the world’s most important, yet most complicated, security relationships.

“EU–China relations are critical in the context of current global politics. This volume is an essential contribution to the debate, not least by demonstrating that – despite a lot of talk of rivalry – important opportunities for cooperation remain.” Thomas Christiansen, Luiss University

“Julia Gurol’s book is a courageous and urgent venture, offering a realistic perspective of the EU–China relationship and the substantial security interests it entails.” Tilman Mayer, University of Bonn

“This book presents a well-researched, analysed, up-to-date and easily readable account of EU–China security relations. It will be useful to a wide range of students and teachers.” Emil Kirchner, University of Essex

“A timely book that explores an under-covered realm of security cooperation between China and the EU as part of their complex and multifaceted relationship and engagements. An inspiring book with insightful analyses!” Li Xing, Aalborg University

Julia Gurol is Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair for International Relations at the University of Freiburg.

1. The EU and China in a Changing International Environment

2. Analytical Framework: Towards Multidimensionality

3. The EU’s and China’s Foreign and Security Policy Principles

4. The EU and China on the Global Stage: Interests and Interdependence

5. Framing and Perceptions in EU-China Security Relations

6. EU-China Relations on Anti-Terrorism

7. EU-China Relations on Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy

8. EU-China Relations on Climate and Energy Security

9. The US: An Elephant in the Room for EU-China Security Relations

10. Conclusion and Outlook: The EU and China at a Crossroads