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Old Europe, new security [electronic resource] : evolution for a complex world / edited by Janet Adamski, Mary Troy Johnson. Christina M. Schweiss.

Contributor(s): Adamski, Janet | Johnson, Mary Troy | Schweiss, Christina.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ethics and global politics: Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 175 p.).ISBN: 9780754695554 (electronic bk.); 0754695557 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Security, International | National security -- Europe | Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1989- | National security | S�ecurit�e r�egionale | S�ecurit�e r�egionale -- Europe | Europe -- Relations ext�erieures -- 1989- | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Internationale veiligheid | Veiligheidspolitiek | Buitenlandse betrekkingen | Europese Unie | EU-landenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Old Europe, new security.DDC classification: 355/.03304 Other classification: 89.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Transatlantic security values : hegemonic versus shared power / Mary Troy Johnson -- Historical precedents for the current European security and defense policy / Janet Adamski -- Symbolic security : Europe takes a human face / P.H. Liotta -- European security and defense policy : the EU's search for a strategic role / Kenneth Keulman -- European security institutions and structures / Charles Krupnick -- NATO's transformation / Christopher M. Jones -- European Security and Defense Policy : capabilities for a complex world / Christina M. Schweiss -- The European Union in the Balkans : from intervention to accession / Christina M. Schweiss and Cindy R. Jebb -- The European Union and the Middle East : the benefits of soft power / Ruth Margolies Beitler -- The European Union and the Russian Federation / Vidya Nadkarni -- Latin American security : European perspectives and approaches / Joaquin Roy -- Conclusions / Janet Adamski and Mary Troy Johnson.
Summary: Many of the US criticisms of Western European reluctance to engage in the 2004 war in Iraq stem from a perception that these governments are 'weak on defence'. This volume argues for a different explanation of Western European choices and policies, examining the emergent European security approach from multiple perspectives.
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Transatlantic security values : hegemonic versus shared power / Mary Troy Johnson -- Historical precedents for the current European security and defense policy / Janet Adamski -- Symbolic security : Europe takes a human face / P.H. Liotta -- European security and defense policy : the EU's search for a strategic role / Kenneth Keulman -- European security institutions and structures / Charles Krupnick -- NATO's transformation / Christopher M. Jones -- European Security and Defense Policy : capabilities for a complex world / Christina M. Schweiss -- The European Union in the Balkans : from intervention to accession / Christina M. Schweiss and Cindy R. Jebb -- The European Union and the Middle East : the benefits of soft power / Ruth Margolies Beitler -- The European Union and the Russian Federation / Vidya Nadkarni -- Latin American security : European perspectives and approaches / Joaquin Roy -- Conclusions / Janet Adamski and Mary Troy Johnson.

Many of the US criticisms of Western European reluctance to engage in the 2004 war in Iraq stem from a perception that these governments are 'weak on defence'. This volume argues for a different explanation of Western European choices and policies, examining the emergent European security approach from multiple perspectives.

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