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Theorising European Strategic Culture: Between Convergence and the Persistence of National Diversity. CEPS Working Documents No.204, 1 June 2004

Meyer, Christoph O. (2004) Theorising European Strategic Culture: Between Convergence and the Persistence of National Diversity. CEPS Working Documents No.204, 1 June 2004. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    The dynamics and scope of strategic culture-building, in the context of the EU’s aspirations to develop a European security and defence policy (ESDP), is the focus of this working document. It argues that the notion of strategic culture can be useful in assessing the context in which the ESDP will develop further, as well as its performance in matters of conflict prevention, management and resolution. Nevertheless, in order to be conceptually and empirically useful, strategic culture needs to be broken down into collective norms about the means and ends of security policy. The paper examines the convergence thesis and suggests three theories to explain convergence informed by realist, constructivist and regional theories of political change.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Working Documents
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2007
    Page Range: p. 26
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:43
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/6634

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