Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2007

304 Pages | 34 Tables, black & white, 3 Line drawings, unspecified

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719074691

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EU security governance

Emil Kirchner and James Sperling

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Deals with the current debates about security within Europe and between Europe and the United States
  • Sheds light on the seeming divergence between American and European approaches to security
  • Investigates how the concept of security relates to or deals with different categories of threat and offers an alternative conceptual approach to the traditional security calculus consistent with a stage-centric framework
  • Explains the evolution of the EU as a security actor and identifies the dynamic leading its member states to turn to the EU to resolve their collective security dilemmas
  • Explores whether the emergence of the EU as a security actor complements the role of the member states as a security provider, progressively displaces the state in critical areas, or simply remains a forum for intergovernmental bargaining