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The most striking manifestation and raison d’être of the ESDP is the European Union’s capacity to move beyond the paper security structures and back its diplomatic efforts by action on the ground. With the launching of more than twenty ESDP operations in barely five years' time, the EU has affirmed its operational capacity in ESDP. While most of the early ESDP missions were fairly successful, they have also revealed shortfalls, bottlenecks as well as broader issues in crisis management.
In this book, prominent academics and leading practitioners explore this wide variety of policy and legal aspects of ESDP and present the lessons which should be taken to heart now that the EU is facing its ‘maturity test’ as an international crisis manager in high-risk theatres around the world. The book will be an important tool for decision-makers, officials and academics involved in the further development of ESDP. Its contents incorporate the text and potential effects of the Lisbon Treaty and the ECJ’s judgment in the Small and Light Weapons/ECOWAS case.
Dr Steven Blockmans is a Senior Research Fellow in EU law and Deputy Head of Research at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague.
- European Parliament
- European Union
- European law
- European security
- Lisbon Treaty
Editors and Affiliations
.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands
Book Title: The European Union and Crisis Management
Book Subtitle: Policy and Legal Aspects
Editors: Steven Blockmans
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press The Hague
eBook Packages: Law and Criminology (R0)
Copyright Information: T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors 2008
Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-6704-286-4Published: 30 October 2008
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: 458
Topics: European Law