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"Common, Collective or Combined Defence as the Path to European Security Integration"

Chilton, Patricia. (1995) "Common, Collective or Combined Defence as the Path to European Security Integration". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)

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    [From the introduction]. The present state of European Union studies in the defence and security field reflects the dichotomy of the Cold War period --- a dichotomy between the study of the European Community/Union as a "civilian power" conveniently bracketed off from security considerations, and the study of European security in an international relations framework, which still fights shy of integration theory and largely disregards the European Union (EU) as an international actor....The CJTF initiative is used here as a case study to test the following theoretical claims: (a) that security integration follows economic and political integration (functionalist models), and (b) that sovereignty is indivisible-(realist models). The first claim returns to our original three questions. The second claim, being the substance of our fourth question, touches the core of both integration and security theory. New empirical work in this area examines CJTFs as an example of the asset-sharing arrangements which are now being made between the WEU and NAT0.16 This provides a key to reassessments of both integration and international relations theories. In this study, we shall first follow through the different dimensions in which security integration is taking place -- that is, in new multilateral peacekeeping arrangements; in the sharing of military assets; multinationality of forces; command and control arrangements; use of intelligence; and provisions for political control. Then we shall examine the implications of the CJTF mechanism both for European security structures, and for European policymaking. Finally, we shall discuss the theoretical implications of these new developments. The issues they raise will become central to the European debate as the EU approaches new security and geopolitical configurations.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: Combined Joint Task Forces (CJTF).
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1950s-1992 (includes EPC)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1995 (4th), May 11-14, 1995
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2008
    Page Range: p. 36
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:47

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