Defence Industrial Cooperation in the European Union: The State, the Firm and Europe, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Defence Industrial Cooperation in the European Union

The State, the Firm and Europe, 1st Edition

By Daniel Fiott


202 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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This book provides an empirical understanding of how EU-level defence industrial cooperation functions in practice.

Using the Liberal Intergovernmental theoretical model, the book argues that while national economic preferences are an essential factor of government interests they only explain part of the dynamic that leads to the development of defence industrial policy at EU level. Moving beyond a simple adumbration of economic preferences, it shows how the EU’s institutional framework and corpus of law are used by governments to reaffirm their position as the ultimate arbiter and promoter of national economic preferences in the defence industrial sector. To this end, the work asks why and how EU member state governments, European defence firms, and EU institutions developed EU-level defence industrial policy between 2003 and 2009. The book also analyses significant policy developments, including the establishment of a European Defence Agency and two EU Directives on equipment transfers and defence procurement.

This book will be of much interest to students of EU policy, defence studies, security studies and International Relations in general.

Table of Contents


1. Mapping the EU defence industrial policy framework

2. Understanding European defence industrial cooperation

3. Establishing the European Defence Agency

4. Adopting the Defence Transfers Directive

5. Adopting the Defence Procurement Directive


About the Author

Daniel Fiott is an analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies, Brussels, Belgium, and co-editor of The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar (2015).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in European Security and Strategy

The aim of this series is to bring together the key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds, and assess the state of play of the EU as an international security actor. The series explores the EU, and its member states, security policy and practices in a changing global and regional context. While the focus is on the politico-military dimension, security is put in the context of the holistic approach advocated by the EU.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern