Perceptions and Policy in Transatlantic Relations
Prospective Visions from the US and Europe
Edited by Natividad Fernández Sola, Michael Smith
Routledge – 2007 – 168 pages
In this book, experts from both sides of the Atlantic, examine the recent tensions between Western Europe and the United States over such issues as transatlantic security, policies towards terrorism and relations with Russia and the former Soviet Union, against the broader background of perceptions and misperceptions in transatlantic relations.
Drawing on Professor Robert Jervis’ work, Perceptions and Misperceptions in International Politics, this book examines whether Jervis’ thesis has a new relevance given the current challenges in transatlantic relations. Some of the issues examined include:
Providing a global and multilateral analysis from American and European perspectives and exploring fields of cooperation and competition, Perceptions and Policy in Transatlantic Relations will be of strong interest to students of International Relations, American politics and European politics.
'Overall this volume brings together a group of sound - in some cases excellent - analyses of the bases for both cooperation and antagonism within the alliance, and will be of interest especially to those wanting insight into Europeans’ views.' - Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2010, 189-190
1. Introduction 2. Aliances, Perceptions and Current Friction Robert Jervis 3. Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations Rubén Herrero de Castro 4. An American View of Transatlantic Relations Robert J. Lieber 5. Trends on European Foreign and Security Policy since September 2001 Michael Smith 6. How Transatlantic Relations Can Reinforce the EU Role as an International Actor Natividad Fernández Sola 7. Perceptions on US Policy, Transatlantic Relations and Alliance Security Dilemma David García Cantalapiedra 8. The End of the Euro-Atlantic Pluralistic Security Community? The New Agenda of Transatlantic Security Relations in the Global Political System Carla Monteleone 9. Terrorism and Homeland Security Carlos Echeverría Jesús 10. Putin’s Energy Policy in European and Transatlantic Perspective Alex Marshall
Natividad Fernández Sola is Professor of Public International Law and International Relations and Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Michael Smith is Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair at Loughborough University, UK.