Crafting EU Security Policy : In Pursuit of a European Identity
In the absence of external security threats - and especially given that most of the EU member states are also members of NATO - what explains the European Union's commitment to a distinct, collective security policy? What justifies channeling funds from cash-strapped European governments to finance that policy?Ranging from the early post - Cold War years to the present, Stephanie Anderson explores the arguably surprising motivation behind the EU's security and defense policy, how the ESDP has developed, how it has transformed the EU, and how it might further the European integration project.This book explores the arguably surprising motivation behind the EU's security and defense policy, how the ESDP has developed, and how it might further the European integration project.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
- 15 Apr 2008
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
The Paradox of the European Security and Defense Policy. Why the EU Needs the ESDP: Contending Explanations. Nation Building and the ESDP. The Role of the United States. Politicians and the ESDP: Explaining the Rhetoric. The ESDP's Institutional Structure. Security Policy and the Future of the European Union.
"Going beyond many earlier works on the subject, Anderson offers a theoretical framework for understanding EU security and defense policy.... This is an excellent book for scholars and students interested in the European Union and its development." - Gale A. Mattox, US Naval Academy"
About Stephanie B. Anderson
Stephanie B. Anderson is assistant professor of political science at the University of Wyoming.