NATO's European Allies: Military Capability and Political Will

NATO's European Allies: Military Capability and Political Will


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NATO's European Allies: Military Capability and Political Will by J. Matlary

The question of burden sharing has always been important in NATO with an acute relevance today as the US will cut its defence budget over a ten-year period and is no longer automatically willing to lead military operations. This volume considers Europe's role in political force for the future exploring eight European case studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137034991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/30/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

YVES BOYER Professor at the ?cole polytechnique, France
CHRISTOPHER COKER Professor of International Relations at The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

DAMON COLETTA Professor of Political Science at The United States Air Force Academy, USA
GENERAL SVERRE DIESEN Former Chief of Defence of Norway. He is a graduate of the Norwegian Military Academy (1979), Norwegian Army Staff College I and II (1986 88); and Staff College Camberley, UK (1990
SEAN KAY Professor of Politics and Government, Chair of International studies Ohio Weslean University, and Associate, Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University, USA
DAVID GARCIA Professor of International Relations, Department of International Studies, at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
TAMAS MAGYARICS Hungarian Ambassador to Ireland
MAREK PIETRAS Professor of International Relations at the Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University in Lublin, Poland
PATRICK PORTER Reader in Strategic Studies at the University of Reading, UK
MIKKEL VEDBY Rasmussen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark where he is the director of the Centre for Military Studies
BENJAMIN SCHREER Deputy Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) and Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University, Australia
ASLE TOJE Lecturer at the Political Science Department, University of Oslo, Norway
ØYVIND ØSTERUD Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo, and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Defence University College

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments About the authors List of Tables Introduction: Will Europe lead in NATO?; J.H.Matlary & M.Petersson PART I: DETERMINANTS OF THE USE OF FORCE From Mars to Venus? European Use of Force in a Historical Perspective; M.Petersson A Farewell to Arms: Europe's meritocracy and the demilitarization of Europe; C.Coker Towards an Affordable European Defence and Security Policy? The Case for Extensive European Force Integration; S.Diesen Strategy, Risk and Threat Perceptions in NATO; Ø.Østerud & A.Toje PART II: APPLICATION: CASE STUDIES No More Free-Riding: The Political Economy of Military Power and the Transatlantic Relationship; S.Kay Between Theory and Practice: Britain and the Use of Force; P.Porter France: The State with Strategic Vision; Y.Boyer The Reluctant Ally? Germany, NATO, and the Use of Force; B.Schreer Willing and Able? Spanish Statecraft as Brokerage; D.Coletta & D.Garcia Poland's Participation in NATO Operations; M.Pietras Hungary in NATO: The Case of a Half Empty Glass; T.Magyarics Punching Above Its Weight: Denmark's Legitimate Peripheral Participation in NATO's Wars; M.V.Rasmussen Norway: Militarily Able but Politically Divided; J.H.Matlary Index

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