Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union

Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of why European intergration in Foreign and Security Policy has proved so difficult. The obstacles to developing a common policy in this second pillar of the European Union go the heart of debates around the sovereignty of the nation-state. A leading group of international contributors explain how these problems arise and consider the future prospects of developing a more regional-based solution. Broadly organized around the three areas of policy, actors, and issues, the first section traces the reluctant growth of European Union integration in foreign and security policy as it develop from the mid 1980s. In the second section, the national policies and interests that typically obstruct a common policy are explored through four key member states. The third ...

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