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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Security and Defence Policy in the European Union

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230362345
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The European Union Series

In this updated and revised new edition the author examines recent developments to the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy and assesses its systems, processes and limitations. He situates events in a clear historical context and provides wide-ranging theoretical approaches to aid understanding.

Jolyon Howorth is Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale University, USA, and Emeritus Professor of European Politics at Bath University, UK. He is the co-editor of Defending Europe: The EU, NATO, and the Quest for European Autonomy, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

1. Introduction: CSDP A Work in Progress
2. Decision-Making: The Political and Institutional Framework
3. The Instruments of Intervention: Generating Military and Civilian Capacity
4. Selling it to Uncle Sam: CSDP and Transatlantic Relations
5. The EU as an Overseas Crisis Management Actor
6. Empirical Reality and Academic Theory
7. Conclusion: The Major Challenges Ahead


Reviews of the first edition: "[A] significant and valuable contribution…well organized and accessible…[Howorth] provides a clear, detailed and comprehensive analysis of one of the most important policy developments in the history of the EU." - Alistair J. K. Shepherd, Journal of Common Market Studies
"...the most comprehensive study of the topic to appear in English to date..." - Toby Vogel, European Voice
"[E]mpirically rich, skilfully researched…illuminating and rewarding…[Howorth] should be commended...for accessible writing on complex issues." - Johan Eliasson, EUSA Review
"...a book that is both rich in technical and historical details and engages lightly in theoretical debate...a pleasure to read." - Sonia Lucarelli, The International Spectator
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