Explaining the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy

Theory in Action

  • Xymena Kurowska
  • Fabian Breuer

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Adrian Hyde-Price
    Pages 16-40
  3. Stephanie C. Hofmann
    Pages 41-62
  4. Sven Biscop, M. Norheim-Martinsen
    Pages 63-85
  5. Xymena Kurowska, Friedrich Kratochwil
    Pages 86-110
  6. Iraklis Oikonomou
    Pages 162-187
  7. Michael Merlingen
    Pages 188-211
  8. Xymena Kurowska, Fabian Breuer
    Pages 236-251
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


An engaging assessment of the theoretical debates on the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The contributions to this volume bring together sophisticated theoretical frameworks and extensive empirical research. Pluralistic in its approach, the volume emphasizes the role of conceptual diversity for better explaining the EU's CSDP.


defence policy Europe government Institution Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Xymena Kurowska
    • 1
  • Fabian Breuer
    • 2
  1. 1.Central European UniversityHungary
  2. 2.European University InstituteItaly

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