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European Union—United States Security Relations

Transatlantic Tensions and the Theory of International Relations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. European Community United States Security Relations

  3. Theoretical Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Adam Bronstone
      Pages 19-37
    3. Adam Bronstone
      Pages 38-63
  4. Case-Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Adam Bronstone
      Pages 67-119
  5. Concluding Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 250-282

About this book


The European Union's evolution to become a global actor is examined through its relationship with the United States from the Yomkippur war to the Gulf conflict. Indepth case-studies of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, martial law in Poland 1981-82 and the Kurdish crisis in Iraq 1991 are shown to support a theoretical critique. The dominant 'realist' approach to international relations is unable to adequately explain transatlantic tensions in this period. New frameworks are needed to explain the 'agency-structure' of internal European and EU-US relationships.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) international relations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HumbersideHullEngland

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