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European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State

Frédéric Mérand


This book explains the creation of the European Union's Security and Defense Policy—to this day the most ambitious project of peacetime military integration. Whether hailed as a vital step in the integration of Europe or berated as a wasteful threat to US power, European citizens are increasingly interested in the common defense policy. Today, “European Defense” is more popular than the European Union itself, even in Great Britain. This book addresses the fundamental challenge posed by military integration to the way we think about the state in the 21st century. Looking back over the past fift ... More

Keywords: constructivism, European defense, European integration, European security and defense policy, European Union, institutionalism, military integration, Pierre Bourdieu, political sociology, security and defense cooperation, state transformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199533244
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533244.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frédéric Mérand, author
Frédéric Mérand is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Montreal
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