The Europeanization of National Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change in European Crisis Management

The Europeanization of National Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change in European Crisis Management

by Eva Gross
     
 

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With the creation of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) member states can rely on more than one institution when it comes to matters of international security. Britain and France, but also Germany, were instrumental in creating ESDP - but experience has shown that these three EU member states do not automatically consider the EU as an appropriate

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With the creation of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) member states can rely on more than one institution when it comes to matters of international security. Britain and France, but also Germany, were instrumental in creating ESDP - but experience has shown that these three EU member states do not automatically consider the EU as an appropriate institutional framework for crisis responses. Under what conditions, then, do EU member states privilege European security institutions in their crisis decision-making? This book analyses British, French and German decision-making processes in four international crises to delineate transatlantic and European influences that act on policy-makers. Although transatlantic pressures have become less important when it comes to reservations against using the EU as a platform for military crisis management operations, this has not resulted in moves towards more 'Europeanized' crisis decision-making. Europeanization, therefore, continues to only partially account for national policy choices.

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"As an account of ten years of ESDP and its implications for national policy-making, this is an invaluable book."--European Voice

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ISBN-13:
9780230217164
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Series:
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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