The aim of preserving peace, preventing conﬂicts from erupting into violence and strengthening international security is an important element of the external action of the European Union as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty. Violent conﬂicts cost lives, cause human rights abuses, displace people, disrupt livelihoods, set back economic development, exacerbate state fragility, weaken governance and undermine national and regional security. Preventing conﬂicts and relapses into conﬂict, in accordance with international law, is therefore a primary objective of the EU’s external action, in which it could take a leading role acting in conjunction with its global, regional, national and local partners.
|Title of host publication||The European Union as a global conflict manager|
|Editors||Richard Whitman, Stefan Wolff|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415528559, 9780415528726|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)