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"For the sake of 'peace and security'? The role of security in the EU enlargement eastwards"

Higashino, Atsuko. (2003) "For the sake of 'peace and security'? The role of security in the EU enlargement eastwards". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    The first section of this paper introduces theoretical debates concerning the concept of security and how it can be applied to EU enlargement The main argument of this paper is that the "security" in the context of the EU enlargement does not necessarily come in a military form, but in what I will refer as a "speech act," drawing on insights by the Copenhagen School of security studies. The second section provides an overview of the enlargement process from 1993 to 2002, namely the start of the enlargement process to its conclusion with the ten candidate countries, and analyzes how the process leading to eastern enlargement of the EU and European security issues were discursively liked by various EU leaders, and how such discourse has been used to justify radical measures on enlargement. Then this paper concludes by considering what the specific role of the security concerns in the eastern enlargement have been and how security arguments became part of a successful strategy of justifying enlargement.

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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
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    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: 27 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 30
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:42

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