Neoclassical Realism and Defence Reform in Post-Cold War Europe

  • Tom Dyson

Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Tom Dyson
      Pages 1-6
  3. Context: The Case for Convergence

  4. Theorising Defence Policy Convergence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
  5. Testing Cultural and Realist Approaches: Defence Policies Between International Structure and Executive Autonomy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 244-328

About this book


Dyson explains the convergence and divergence between British, French and German defence reforms in the post-Cold War era. He engages with cultural and realist theories and develops a neoclassical realist approach to change and stasis in defence policy, bringing new material to bear on the factors which have affected defence reforms.


cold war defence policy Europe executive Germany Institution Policy realism reforms revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Tom Dyson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political, International, and Policy StudiesUniversity of SurreyUK
  2. 2.International Security Research DivisionStiftung Wissenschaft und PolitikBerlinGermany

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