Critical Crisis Transformation: a framework for understanding EU crisis response

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This chapter sets out a key conceptual notion that underpins the book. It expands the well-known conflict response framework of conflict management, conflict resolution and conflict transformation to encompass crisis response by the EU. Thus it examines how a framework of crisis management, crisis resolution and crisis transformation may apply to the EU and expands the framework even further by considering the notion of critical conflict transformation. In keeping with other chapters in the book, it argues that elements of EU crisis response have shown signs of being progressive and emancipatory and conforming to crisis transformation or critical crisis transformation. Yet, and again as seen in later chapters, the trend has been away from emancipatory-style crisis response towards responses that emphasise security and stabilisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe EU and Crisis Response
EditorsRoger Mac Ginty, Sandra Pogodda, Oliver Richmond
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781526148346
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2021


  • crisis management
  • EU
  • crisis response
  • conflict
  • intervention


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