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How Civilian is the ESDP. NCRE SWP Comments

Rummel, Reinhardt. (2003) How Civilian is the ESDP. NCRE SWP Comments. [Policy Paper]

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    Publicly, the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) tends to be associated with the creation of a military component of the EU. Yet the first operation within the framework of the ESDP is being executed using exclusively civilian means--through the European Police Mission (EUPM) in Bosnia-Herzegovina since January 2003. On 31 March 2003, the EU took over the military mission Allied Harmony (now called Concordia) in Macedonia, and from 2004 on, so this could also be the case with SFOR. With the ESDP, Europe has set itself the goal of "a balanced parallel development of military and civilian capabilities," in order to bolster Europe's influence in international crisis management. Meanwhile, the civilian components of the ESDP is not just less well-known, but so far, it is also significantly underdeveloped. The European police force may represent a beginning, but further non-military instruments must also be deployable if a broad civilian-military approach is to become a trademark of future EU security policy.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Crisis management.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > External relations > conflict resolution/crisis management
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Canterbury (NZ), National Centre for Research on Europe > NRCE Publications
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2009
    Page Range: p. 4
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:11

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