1st Edition

The Organization of European Security Governance
Internal and External Security in Transition

ISBN 9780415601597
Published May 2, 2011 by Routledge
240 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

The Organization of European Security Governance investigates what impact the changing nature of security challenges has had on the organization of security governance in Europe.

As the most pervasive security challenges today are difficult to classify as either internal or external, the traditional divide between domestic and international security has become blurred. In response, European leaders have emphasized the need to develop comprehensive and horizontal approaches to security in the European Union. But has the European Union been able to deliver a coherent response to this new security environment? In a detailed comparative study of two crucial policy fields - EU counter-terrorism and post-conflict crisis management – the book outlines the scope of the ongoing transformation of Europe's security order, examines its challenges and explains its defects.

This important volume will be of interest to students and scholars of Security Studies and European Politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. European Security: Beyond the Great Divide?  3. The Organizational Basis of European Security Governance  4. The EU Security Policy Framework  5. Europe's Fight against Terrorism  6. European Approaches to Crisis Management  7. Conclusion

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Ursula C. Schroeder is Lecturer in International Relations at the Free University Berlin, Germany.