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The European Union and the Use of Military Force
Uncovering the myths

ISBN 9781032097879
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
158 Pages

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Book Description

Koivula examines the discursive space related to the use of military force by the European Union (EU). By examining the EU's relationship to its use of military force during the course of its history and by demonstrating that the contemporary discursive space of the EU military dimension is incoherent in nature and contains inherent contradictions, he seeks to answer the related question of whether extreme forms of military enforcement, for example killing, is appropriate for the EU.

Table of Contents

1: Haunted by the Use of Military Force 2: The Approach of This Book 3: The CSDP in the Light of Myths 4: Use of Military Force in CSDP Key Policy Statements 5: Use of Military Force in CSDP Operations 6: Use of Military Force as It Appears in the Unofficial Debate on CSDP 7: In Search of Credibility

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Tommi Koivula is a Doctor of Social Sciences (University of Tampere, 2004) and works as a senior researcher at the Department of Warfare, the Finnish National Defence University. His current research areas include the security aspects of European integration and International Relations theory. Previously, he has been a lecturer at the University of Tampere and a visiting researcher at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in 2001.