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dc.contributor.supervisor Fergusson, James (Political Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Ivanovski, Hristijan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-21T15:07:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-21T15:07:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03-16 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31255
dc.description.abstract One of the major analytical shortcomings regularly made by EU and NATO experts today lies with exclusively seeing the European defence project as a post-World War II (WWII) phenomenon and the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as mainly a post-Cold War product. No analyst has so far seriously explored the idea of European defence predating WWII and the 20th century. Instead, since 1999 one frequently reads and hears about the ‘anomalous,’ ‘elusive’ CSDP suddenly complicating transatlantic relations. But the CSDP is hardly an oddity or aberration, and it is certainly not as mysterious as some might suggest. Drawing extensively from primary sources and predicated on an overarching evolutionist approach, this thesis shows that the present CSDP is an ephemeral security and defence concept, only the latest of its kind and full of potential. Drawing its deepest ideational roots from the (pre-)Enlightenment era, the CSDP leads to a pan-European defence almost irreversibly. A common defence for Europe is quite possible and, due to the growing impact of the exogenous (multipolar) momentum, can be realized sooner rather than later even without a full-fledged European federation. en_US
dc.publisher Israel Defence en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.subject European Union (EU) en_US
dc.subject Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) en_US
dc.subject Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) en_US
dc.subject Strategy en_US
dc.subject Homeland security and defence en_US
dc.subject Crisis management en_US
dc.subject Strategic neighbourhood en_US
dc.subject Effective multilateralism en_US
dc.subject Grand strategy en_US
dc.subject Common defence en_US
dc.subject NATO en_US
dc.title A common defence for Europe en_US
dc.degree.discipline Political Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Koop, Royce (Political Studies) Jaeger, Stephan (German and Slavic Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2016 en_US


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