Organizing European Cooperation: The Case of Armaments

Organizing European Cooperation: The Case of Armaments

by Ulrika Morth


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Organizing European Cooperation: The Case of Armaments by Ulrika Morth

The emergence of a European policy on armaments is an important and politically controversial component in the building of Europe. Should European cooperation on armaments be designed from a market and a competition perspective, and according to supranational decision making? Or is it the emerging European defense policy and intergovernmental decision-making style that should determine such cooperation? The controversy and tension between the ways of framing this issue highlight fundamental questions in European politics. Organizing European Cooperation shows that the issue of armaments has been conceptualized within two different projects of European integration: the political economy project, developed through the EC, and the defense and security project, organized through NATO, the WEU, and recently through the EU. By employing an innovative theoretical framework for the empirical analysis of European politics the author's analysis of both public actors, such as the Council, the European Commission, and NATO, and non-state actors, such as aerospace companies and business interest organizations, makes this book a valuable tool for anyone trying to understand the interaction between two European organizational fields-market and defense-and the emergence of a new European organizational field on armaments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742528079
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2003
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Ulrika Msrth is associate professor and lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, and senior researcher and research coordinator at the Stockholm Center for Organizational Research (SCORE).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Theoretical Approach on European Organizing Chapter 3 The Defense Field Chapter 4 The Market Field Chapter 5 The Formation of a European Organizational Field on Armaments Chapter 6 The Organizational Fields: Frames, Authority, and Interaction Chapter 7 Organizing European Cooperation on Armaments: Conclusions and Discussion

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