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Security Integration in Europe

Security Integration in Europe

How Knowledge-based Networks Are Transforming the European Union

  • Author: Mai'a Cross
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472117890
  • Category: History
  • Page: 281
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At a time when many observers question the EU’s ability to achieve integration of any significance, and indeed Europeans themselves appear disillusioned, Mai’a K. Davis Cross argues that the EU has made remarkable advances in security integration, in both its external and internal dimensions. Moreover, internal security integration—such as dealing with terrorism, immigration, cross-border crime, and drug and human trafficking—has made even greater progress with dismantling certain barriers that previously stood at the core of traditional state sovereignty. Such unprecedented collaboration has become possible thanks to knowledge-based transnational networks, or “epistemic communities,” of ambassadors, military generals, scientists, and other experts who supersede national governments in the diplomacy of security decision making and are making headway at remarkable speed by virtue of their shared expertise, common culture, professional norms, and frequent meetings. Cross brings together nearly 80 personal interviews and a host of recent government documents over the course of five separate case studies to provide a microsociological account of how governance really works in today’s EU and what future role it is likely to play in the international environment. “This is an ambitious work which deals not only with European security and defense but also has much to say about the policy-making process of the EU in general.” —Ezra Suleiman, Princeton University

Immigration, Integration, and Security

Immigration, Integration, and Security

America and Europe in Comparative Perspective

  • Author: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia,Simon Reich
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 9780822973386
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
  • View: 7986
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Recent acts of terrorism in Britain and Europe and the events of 9/11 in the United States have greatly influenced immigration, security, and integration policies in these countries. Yet many of the current practices surrounding these issues were developed decades ago, and are ill-suited to the dynamics of today's global economies and immigration patterns. At the core of much policy debate is the inherent paradox whereby immigrant populations are frequently perceived as posing a potential security threat yet bolster economies by providing an inexpensive workforce. Strict attention to border controls and immigration quotas has diverted focus away from perhaps the most significant dilemma: the integration of existing immigrant groups. Often restricted in their civil and political rights and targets of xenophobia, racial profiling, and discrimination, immigrants are unable or unwilling to integrate into the population. These factors breed distrust, disenfranchisement, and hatred-factors that potentially engender radicalization and can even threaten internal security. The contributors compare policies on these issues at three relational levels: between individual EU nations and the U.S., between the EU and U.S., and among EU nations. What emerges is a timely and critical examination of the variations and contradictions in policy at each level of interaction and how different agencies and different nations often work in opposition to each other with self-defeating results. While the contributors differ on courses of action, they offer fresh perspectives, some examining significant case studies and laying the groundwork for future debate on these crucial issues.

European Security in Integration Theory

European Security in Integration Theory

Contested Boundaries

  • Author: Kamil Zwolski
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319695177
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 215
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This book examines federalism and functionalism – two fundamental, yet largely forgotten, theories of international integration. Following the recent outbreak of the war in Ukraine, policy practitioners and scholars have been in search of a deeper understanding of the likely causes of the conflict and its consequences for the European security architecture. Various theories have been deployed to this end, but international and European integration theory remains conspicuously absent. The author shows how the core tenets of integration theories developed after World War I, particularly how they viewed territoriality and geopolitical boundaries, remain as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago.

European Neighbourhood Policy

European Neighbourhood Policy

Geopolitics Between Integration and Security

  • Author: Bettina Bruns,Dorit Happ,Helga Zichner
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349695041
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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This book assesses the instruments and measures geared towards determining the EU's relations with it's neighbours. These are channelled on the one hand by the enlargement policy focusing on the Western Balkans and on the other hand by the neighbourhood policy which will enable the integration of Central and Eastern European neighbouring countries without offering membership. Both of these policies have strong local and regional effects in the EU's neighbouring countries. However, little attention has been paid to the perceptions of and impact of these policies in the neighbouring countries themselves. By presenting theoretical contributions and empirical case studies drawing on qualitative and ethnographic fieldwork, this book provides new insights that will be of great interest for students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of Geography, Sociology, Political Science and European Studies.

Europe Today

Europe Today

National politics, European integration, and European security

  • Author: Ronald Tiersky
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742528055
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 515
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This engaging book, a true twenty-first century enterprise, is the only text that offers both country case studies and discussion of the European Union in one sustained volume. Now thoroughly revised for 2004, it is the first European politics text to offer current analysis on the invasion of Iraq, NATO and European security, U.S.-European relations, and enlargement issues. All chapters from the first edition have been comprehensively updated, and completely new chapters have been added on Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Poland, monetary union, security, and migration. With its strong international emphasis and focus on Europe before and after Iraq, professors will be able to use this text to lead students toward a coherent view of intra-European conflicts, Europe and the United States, and Europe's international responsibilities. A new website devoted exclusively to the book, with regularly updated statistics, analysis, and links for each chapter, will provide a rich resource for students seeking additional information and researching classroom assignments.

Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia

Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia

Comparative perspectives

  • Author: Louis Brennan,Philomena Murray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317591399
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 432
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This book examines the drivers of regionalism and integration in both Europe and Asia and seeks to forge comparative perspectives between the two regions. Comprising contributions from scholars, analysts and policymakers, this volume explores and debates how and why regional bodies such as the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are formed and sustained. Furthermore, it examines the drivers of, and impediments to, regionalism and integration. The debates regarding what and who constitute drivers are presented in a fresh, thematic and comprehensive manner. Leadership and core states are also critically examined, whilst material, ideational and normative factors are all assessed comparatively. Significantly, in light of the global financial crisis, the book considers the role of crisis as a driver of regionalism and integration. This book will be of interest to students, scholars and policymakers interested in Asian and European politics and comparative politics.

European Union Law and Defence Integration

European Union Law and Defence Integration

  • Author: Martin Trybus
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847312446
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 476
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This monograph examines the legal dimension of European defence integration from the Second World War to the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe. It covers the evolution of European defence and security law in its legal,historical, and political context. The notion of defence law describes the entire field of rules created to regulate the defence of a nation or alliance. The analysis leads from the earliest mutual defence treaties to the failure of the European Defence Community and the eventual separation of defence from the mainstream of European integration in the 1950s, further to the re-vitalisation of a European security policy in the Treaties of Maastricht, Amsterdam, and Nice. In the context of this evolutionary process, the book examines the function of Community Law as an instrument of European defence integration. Community law affects the economic and social aspects of the defence within the limits of the security exemptions of the EC Treaty. It has an impact on the composition of the armed forces, the procurement of armaments, or the regulation of the defence industries. The book concludes with an analysis of the Common Security and Defence Policy of the Constitutional Treaty agreed by the European Council in 2004. The discussion shows that European defence integration is characterised by fragmentation in an area where coherence is particularly important. First, defence and security are addressed in several organisations: the EU, the Western European Union, NATO, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Organisation for Joint Armaments Cooperation. Second, defence and security are addressed in both the supranational Community Pillar and the intergovernmental Second Pillar of the Treaty on European Union. The new Constitutional Treaty aims to overcome the three-Pillar structure of the Union. Nevertheless, it leaves the intergovernmental character of the security and defence policy intact and introduces flexible frameworks for its mutual defence, crisis management, and armaments components. However, the Union needs a coherent defence policy to ensure her security and to speak with one voice on the international scene.

A Threat Against Europe?

A Threat Against Europe?

Security, Migration and Integration

  • Author: J. Peter Burgess,Serge Gutwirth
  • Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
  • ISBN: 9054879297
  • Category: History
  • Page: 215
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The concept of security has traditionally referred to the status of sovereign states in a closed international system. In this system the state is assumed to be both the object of security and the primary provider of security. Threats to the state's security are understood as threats to its political autonomy in the system. The major international institutions that emerged after the Second World War were built around this idea. When the founders of the United Nations spoke of collective security, they were referring primarily to state security and to the coordinated system that would be necessary in order to avoid the 'scourge of war'. But today, a wide range of security threats, both new and traditional, confront Europe, or at least as some would say.

Intelligence Security in the European Union

Intelligence Security in the European Union

Building a Strategic Intelligence Community

  • Author: Artur Gruszczak
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137455128
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 298
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This book investigates the emergence of an EU strategic intelligence community as a complex multi-dimensional networked construction. It examines the constitution, structure and performance of EU intelligence arrangements as part of security policies of the European Union. Intelligence security has become a remarkable feature of the European integration processes.This study assess the ability of EU Member States, as well as relevant institutions and agencies, to develop effective, legitimate and accountable institutions and mechanisms for collection, transmission, processing and exchange of intelligence. In this regard, synergy is a key indicator that validates the ability to create the European strategic intelligence community in the EU’s legal and institutional framework. This groundbreaking project constructs a comprehensive model of the intelligence community as a distorted epistemic community tailored to singularities of EU security policies and systemic arrangements provided by EU institutions and agencies.

The Politics of Crisis in Europe

The Politics of Crisis in Europe

  • Author: Mai'a K. Davis Cross
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107147832
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 617
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The Politics of Crisis in Europe explores the resilience of the European Union in the face of repeated crises perceived to threaten its very existence. While it is often observed after the fact that these crises serve as opportunities for integration, this is the first critical analysis to suggest that we cannot fully understand the nature and severity of these crises without recognising the role of societal reaction to events and the nature of social narratives about crisis, especially those advanced by the media. Through a close examination of the 2003 Iraq crisis, the 2005 constitutional crisis, and the 2010-12 Eurozone crisis, this book identifies a pattern across these episodes, demonstrating how narratives about crises provide the means to openly air underlying societal tensions that would otherwise remain under the surface, impeding further integration.

Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union

Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union

  • Author: Kjell A Eliassen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1849206864
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8129
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of why European integration in foreign and security policy has proved so difficult. The obstacles to developing the common policy in this second pillar of the European Union go to 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 EU integration in foreign and security policy as it developed 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 section considers ways of addressing problems like the EU's expansion to include Central and Eastern Europe, the impact of an independent European security identity on the transatlantic relationship, as well as the potential risks to European security from the Mediterranean rim.

Managing Ethnic Diversity After 9/11

Managing Ethnic Diversity After 9/11

Integration, Security, and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective

  • Author: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia,Simon Reich
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813547164
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 301
  • View: 1497
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A collection of essays addresses how United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands have integrated ethnic minorities, especially Arabs and Muslims, since 9/11, arguing that poor integration has infringed on the rights of minorities and threatened national security.

Theorizing Internal Security in the European Union

Theorizing Internal Security in the European Union

  • Author: Raphael Bossong,Mark Rhinard
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198739486
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7455
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The book provides an essential primer and reference book for researching one of the most central areas of EU integration over the last twenty years, namely cooperation in matters of internal security. This area ranges from the fight against international terrorism to migration and border security, and has trigged strongly divergent views on the legitimacy of security policies and the respective role of public authorities beyond the nation state. Some of the mostdistinguished scholars in the field are, for the first time, assembled in this single volume and provide an authoritative overview of major theoretical perspectives on EU internal security cooperation.

The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution

The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution

  • Author: Thomas Diez,Nathalie Tocci
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319475304
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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This book provides a comprehensive study into the promotion of regional integration as a central pillar of European Union (EU) relations with the rest of the world. It is a strategy to deal with a core security challenge: the transformation of conflicts and, in particular, regional conflicts. Yet to what extent has the promotion of regional integration been successful in transforming conflicts? What can we regard as the core mechanisms of such an impact? This volume offers a comprehensive assessment of the nexus between promoting integration and conflict transformation. The authors systematically compare the consequences of EU involvement in eight conflicts in four world regions within a common framework. In doing so, they focus on the promotion of integration as a preventative strategy to avoid conflicts turning violent and as a long-term strategy to transform violent conflicts by placing them in a broader institutional context. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in European foreign policy, comparative regionalism, and conflict resolution.

Nordic States and European Integration

Nordic States and European Integration

Awkward Partners in the North?

  • Author: Malin Stegmann McCallion,Alex Brianson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319575627
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 143
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This book provides the first lengthy study of awkward states/partners in regional integration. Is awkwardness a characteristic of states in many global regions, or is it reducible to the particular case of the United Kingdom in European integration? The authors assess how far the concept of ‘awkwardness’ can travel, and apply it to the cases of the Nordic States’ involvement in and with the European Union - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway. The renewed interest in the Nordic region is in part thanks to recent events in the on-going crisis of European integration, and particular its member states’ response to the refugee question, which appears to be undermining years of intra-regional solidarity even between the Nordic countries. The security dimension of the region further broadens the book’s readership beyond Nordic Politics specialists to IR scholars, as the Nordic countries share borders with Russia and are key players in the Baltic Sea Strategy seeking to involve Russia in looser forms of regional cooperation.

Integration and Co-operation in Europe

Integration and Co-operation in Europe

  • Author: Brigid Laffan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134923406
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1911
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An ideal introductory text for students studying the EU, International politics and organisations, or economics: Laffan clearly explains the evolution and extent of European integration in areas ranging from industrial development to international relations and considers the problems that new political and economic demands from the East may raise.

European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans

European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans

Europeanization or Business as Usual?

  • Author: Arolda Elbasani
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136734139
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 1349
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The book investigates the scope and limitations of the transformative power of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. The extension of EU enlargement policy to the region has generated high expectations that enlargement will regulate democratic institution-building and foster reform, much as it did in Central and Eastern Europe. However, there is very little research on whether and how unfavourable domestic conditions might mitigate the transformative power of the EU. This volume investigates the role of domestic factors, identifying ‘stateness’ as the missing link between the assumed transformative power of the EU and the actual capacity to adopt EU rules across the region. Including chapters on Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, leading scholars in the field offer up-to-date comparative analysis of key areas of institutional and policy reform; including state bureaucracy, rule of law, electoral management, environmental governance, cooperation with the International Court of Justice, economic liberalization and foreign policy. Looking to the future and the implications for policy change, European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans provides a new theoretical and empirical focus on this little understood area. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of EU politics, comparative democratisation, post-communist transitions and Balkan area studies.

Building Security in Europe's New Borderlands

Building Security in Europe's New Borderlands

  • Author: Renata Dwan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131550071X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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While European integration advances, many of the countries along Europe's eastern and southern periphery have fallen prey to chronic conflict punctuated by a series of small wars. Exacerbating the situation has been the lack of effective organizational means for mediating local conflicts, facilitating regional development and structuring cooperation with larger regional and international institutions. What are the prospects for enhancing security in the most volatile subregions of post-communist Europe? This text examines the external and internal factors that impede or foster subregional cooperation in South-Eastern and East-Central Europe and the Caucasus. It includes chapters situating these borderlands in the context of a wider Europe with an evolving security architecture.

Crises In European Integration

Crises In European Integration

Challenges and Responses, 1945-2005

  • Author: Ludger Kuhnhardt
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1782382240
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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While the major trends in European integration have been well researched and constitute key elements of narratives about its value and purpose, the crises of integration and their effects have not yet attracted sufficient attention. This volume, with original contributions by leading German scholars, suggests that crises of integration should be seen as engines of progress throughout the history of European integration rather than as expressions of failure and regression, a widely held assumption. It therefore throws new light on the current crises in European integration and provides a fascinating panorama of how challenges and responses were guiding the process during its first five decades.