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"Swedish and German security policies within the European Union: A comparative assessment"

Hancock, M. Donald (2003) "Swedish and German security policies within the European Union: A comparative assessment". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    Sweden and Germany are engaged in European Union politics from very different national perspectives. Germany is a founding member of the original European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community and is a long time member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Sweden, in contrast, only joined the European Union in 1994 and has maintained a self-chosen policy of neutrality since the end of the Napoleonic wars. The central issue this paper addresses is whether these differences matter in each country's involvement in decisions affecting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the more recently implemented European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP). Does Sweden, as a neutral nation, maintain greater distance from common security engagements within the EU than Germany? Or have their policies converged? If so, why?

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    Countries > Germany
    Countries > Sweden
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 8
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:42

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