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Edited by: Sven Biscop , Richard G. Whitman

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415588287
eBook ISBN: 9780203098417
Adobe ISBN: 9781136226953

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This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor.

In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the EU has gradually emerged as an autonomous actor in the field of security, aiming to safeguard European security by improving global security. However, the EU’s development as a security actor has certainly not remained uncontested, either by academics or by policy-makers, some of whom see the rise of the EU as a threat to their national and/or transatlantic policy outlook.

While the focus of this volume is on the politico-military dimension, security will also be put into the context of the holistic approach advocated by the EU. The book is organised into four key sections:

  • Part I – The EU as an International Security Actor
  • Part II – Institutions, Instruments and Means
  • Part III – Policies
  • Part IV – Partners

This Handbook will be essential reading for all students of European Security, the EU, European Politics, security studies and IR in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  European Security Institutions 1945–2010 Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Realism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Liberal, Constructivist and Critical Studies of European Security Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The European Security Strategy Download PDF
Chapter  5:  European Strategic Culture Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Diplomacy and the CFSP Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Military CSDP Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Civilian CSDP Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Defence Industry and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Security through Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Security and Development In EU External Relations Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The CSDP in the Western Balkans Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Three Paradigms of European Security in Eastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Europe, the Southern Neighbourhood and the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The EU and Iran Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The EU and Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The EU and Asia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A new Geography of European Power? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The EU and Counter-Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The EU and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Energy Security Download PDF
Chapter  22:  NATO and the United States Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The UN and European Strategy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  CSDP and the OSCE Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The African Union Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The EU and its Strategic Partners Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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