Transaction Costs and Security Institutions

Unravelling the ESDP

  • Moritz Weiss

Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Preferences, Security Institutions and Transaction Costs in World Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Moritz Weiss
      Pages 3-18
  3. Unravelling the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP)

  4. Transaction Costs and Security Institutions: ESDP Unravelled

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-269

About this book


Examines international cooperation in European security from a transaction cost economics perspective. This book addresses the puzzle of how to approach differing institutional preferences. It argues that the reduction and limitation of transaction costs was the primary determinant of security preferences.


Crisis Management defence policy desegregation EU integration Europe European security European Union (EU) Germany government Institution Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Moritz Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Security Economics and Technology, Institute of Political ScienceUniversity of St GallenSwitzerland

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