European Union Security Dynamics

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This book shows how France and Britain are leaders in EU security and defence policy, and explains why both states need each other in this policy area. The lack of relevant military capacity in Europe today implies that the US favours a strong EU in this field.

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Overview

This book shows how France and Britain are leaders in EU security and defence policy, and explains why both states need each other in this policy area. The lack of relevant military capacity in Europe today implies that the US favours a strong EU in this field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230521889
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: New Security Challenges Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

JANNE HAALAND MATLARY is Professor of International Politics at the University of Oslo and at the Norwegian Military Staff College, Norway. She has published widely in the field of European security policy, and is currently working on the political implications of asymmetric warfare in NATO. She was deputy foreign minister of Norway, 1997-2000.

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Table of Contents

EU Security Policy: In Search of an Explanation
PART ONE: FROM HEDGING TO ‘POOLING’ SOVEREIGNTY: NEW NATIONAL INTERESTS
• The EU as a Force Multiplier for the State
• Playing the Great Power Game: NATO vs. EU
• Playing the Two-Level Game: Sharing Cost, Risk, and Blame
PART TWO: ‘POOLING’ SOVEREIGNTY: AN IRREVERSIBLE PROCESS?
• Defence Development: The EDA Dynamic
• Military Integration: Bottom-Up Integration
• The ESDP in the EU Structure: How Ties Bind
• Conclusion

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