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Description - Eu Security Governance by Emil J. Kirchner

EU security governance assesses the effectiveness of the EU as a security actor. The book has two distinct features. Firstly, it is the first systematic study of the different economic, political and military instruments employed by the EU in the performance of four different security functions. The book demonstrates that the EU has emerged as an important security actor, not only in the non-traditional areas of security, but increasingly as an entity with force projection capabilities. Secondly, the book represents an important step towards redressing conceptual gaps in the study of security governance, particularly as it pertains to the European Union. The book links the challenges of governing Europe's security to the changing nature of the state, the evolutionary expansion of the security agenda, and the growing obsolescence of the traditional forms and concepts of security cooperation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719074684
ISBN-10: 0719074681
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emil J. Kirchner

Emil Kirchner is Professor of European Studies and Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Essex. James Sperling is Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron -- .

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