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The Evolution of the Common Security and Defence Policy

Critical Junctures and the Quest for EU Strategic Autonomy

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Analyses the development, successes and failures of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy

  • Examines European Strategic Autonomy as a dynamic concept, informed by negotiations between various stakeholders

  • Reviews six crises that have shaped the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy

Part of the book series: St Antony's Series (STANTS)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Theorising an Institutionalist Approach to European Defence and Security

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Theorising European Security Policy

      • Marilena Koppa
      Pages 11-24
    3. Defining Critical Junctures

      • Marilena Koppa
      Pages 25-30
    4. Agents of Change in an EU Context

      • Marilena Koppa
      Pages 49-61
  3. Critical Junctures and the Evolution of CSDP

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. The Rupture of the Anglosphere

      • Marilena Koppa
      Pages 145-177
  4. Building Collective Security in Europe. Lessons Learnt

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179
    2. Negotiating a European Defence Framework

      • Marilena Koppa
      Pages 181-197
    3. In the Union We Don’t Trust

      • Marilena Koppa
      Pages 199-214
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 215-233

About this book

This book examines the evolution of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) from its inception in 1998 to the present day. Using the theoretical framework of historical institutionalism, it examines both the successes and failures of the CSDP. Drawing on a series of interviews with officials and researchers from various EU institutions, NATO, and diplomatic missions of EU member states, it assesses what has instigated changes in the CSDP, and why some events have proven more determining and influential than others. The book reviews six crises that have shaped the CSDP, including the Yugoslav Wars, the Second Gulf War, the Libyan campaign, the Ukrainian crisis, the Syrian crisis, and Brexit, in order to understand how real-life events have influenced policy. In this context, the book defines the term ‘European Strategic Autonomy’ dynamically, as the residual effect of negotiation over time. It will appeal to government officials and policymakers, as well as students and scholars of European politics and international relations.

Marilena Koppa is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at Panteion University of Athens, Greece. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2007 to 2014. Whilst an MEP she was the Coordinator of the S&D Group at the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, and rapporteur on the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy.

Keywords

  • Common Security and Defence Policy
  • critical junctures
  • strategic autonomy
  • strategic culture
  • security policy
  • EU Defence Policy

Authors and Affiliations

  • Panteion University, Athens, Greece

    Marilena Koppa

About the author

Marilena Koppa is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at Panteion University of Athens, Greece. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2007 to 2014. Whilst an MEP she was the Coordinator of the S&D Group at the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, and rapporteur on the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy.

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Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-99158-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)