The State of European Defence Policy and the Value(s) of Intervention

The State of European Defence Policy and the Value(s) of Intervention

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Title: The State of European Defence Policy and the Value(s) of Intervention
Author: Rice, Jeffrey
Abstract: European security and defence policy has developed at a significant rate since the late 1990s. As a growing field of analysis, there have been few studies to date that have explored the foreign and domestic implications of the European Union's emerging security and defence policies. This thesis seeks to assess the quality and effectiveness of the present day defence policies of the European Union through an examination of its commitment to civilian and military missions abroad. In so doing, this thesis suggests that these missions stem from a misguided belief that the promotion of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law beyond its border is the most effective means by which to achieve security within Europe. This thesis concludes that the economic and political tools available to the European Union provide a better means by which to ensure security in Europe and around the world.
Date: 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20245
Supervisor: Robinson, Paul
Faculty: Sciences sociales / Social Sciences
Degree: MA

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