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Accountability in EU Security and DefenceThe Law and Practice of Peacebuilding$
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Carolyn Moser

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198844815

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198844815.001.0001

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Unpacking the Civilian Dimension of EU Security and Defence

Unpacking the Civilian Dimension of EU Security and Defence

(p.19) 2 Unpacking the Civilian Dimension of EU Security and Defence
Accountability in EU Security and Defence

Carolyn Moser

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the policy context (international security architecture) and the policy area (EU foreign affairs, security, and defence) of civilian CSDP, and moreover provides an in-depth study of the policy tool of EU peacebuilding (civilian crisis management). The chapter explores in particular the delegation dynamics at work, which have produced the distinctive legal, institutional, and operational environment of the CFSP and CSDP. The analysis demonstrates that civilian CSDP is intergovernmental in conception, but Europeanized through practice. Next to unravelling the idiosyncratic governance features of civilian CSDP, the chapter provides a detailed overview of the main actors in EU civilian crisis management. Moreover, peacebuilding activities are demarcated from other external activities of the EU (ie development and AFSJ activities). The chapter closes with legal arguments and pragmatic considerations that highlight the importance of accountability in EU civilian crisis management.

Keywords:   Common Foreign and security Policy, Common Security and Defence policy, Integration dynamics, Executive governance, Brussels-based bureaucracy, Europeanized intergovernmentalism, Concealed agencification, Civil–military nexus, CSDP–AFSJ overlap, Reputational risk

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