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By Lorenzo Cladi, Andrea Locatelli

This e-book engages with key modern ecu protection matters from a number of varied theoretical standpoints, in an try and discover the drivers of international coverage and defence integration within the european.

Although ecu international coverage has been attracting an ever-increasing variety of diplomacy (IR) students because the finish of the chilly struggle, consensus on what drives ecu international coverage integration has now not but emerged. This ebook seeks to inspire debate in this factor through reading quite a lot of high-profile defense concerns that have roused major curiosity from coverage makers, teachers and the general public lately. the amount discusses, among different concerns, the strategic posture of the ecu Union as a safety actor, the bothered courting with Russia, the controversy relating to France’s kin with the U.S. following France’s rapprochement with NATO and the EU’s impact within the Israeli-Palestinian clash. The collective reason of the members to spotlight the drivers of european international coverage and defence integration ties jointly the big variety of issues lined during this quantity, forming it right into a entire review of this factor. by means of paying huge cognizance not only to the interior drivers of ecu cooperation, but in addition to the severe function performed through the united states as an incentive or challenge to eu protection, this publication provides a special contribution to this box of debate.

This booklet should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of eu protection, IR thought, Transatlantic kinfolk, ecu politics and european international coverage.

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Since balancing, in this view, is motivated by the effort to gain autonomy, empirical evidence of balancing is not enough to confirm the theory. Borrowing Andrew Moravcsik’s words, ‘Demonstration of causality requires direct evidence of real-world “causal mechanisms” linking concrete causes and mechanisms to outcomes [. ] working in ways that support one theory above others’ (Moravcsik, 2013, p. 2 For this to happen one should prove that: (1) the power asymmetry creates dependence on the US; (2) such a dependence is perceived as a problem by European policymakers; and (3) building autonomous capabilities is held to be the best option to address this unpleasant situation.

The chapter then builds upon this examination of the nature and role of systemic-level variables in European defence by examining the nature and role of domestic-level variables in hindering the ability of European states to launch common military operations and move toward closer pooling and sharing of military forces and capabilities. Neoclassical Realism 31 Neorealism and CSDP: balancing or bandwagoning? Waltzian Neorealism argues that the behaviour of states in the international system is dependent upon the distribution of material capabilities – economic, and, in particular, military power (Waltz, 1979).

2006–7) Last Alliance Standing? NATO after 9/11. The Washington Quarterly. 30 (1). pp. 93–106. Schmitt, O. (2013) A Tragic Lack of Ambition: Why EU Security Policy is no Strategy. Contemporary Security Policy. 34 (2). pp. 413–16. Structural Realism 27 Schweller, R. (1994) Bandwagoning for Profit: Bringing the Revisionist State Back In. International Security. 19 (1). pp. 72–107. Sloan, S. (2005) NATO, the European Union, and the Atlantic Community: The Transatlantic Bargain Challenged. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

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