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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy

Learning Communities in International Organizations

Authors: Faleg, Giovanni

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  • Offers an original alternative perspective to many of the established ways of thinking about the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy and change related to that policy
  • Provides a timely contribution to the literature on CSDP, especially given the current questions surrounding the EU’s ability to serve as a security provider
  • Builds on a number of alternative theoretical approaches to feed into theories of socialization and institutionalization
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About this book

This book accounts for transformations in the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)during fifteen years of operations (2001-2016), and argues that the EU evolved into a softer and more civilian security provider, rather than a military one. This learning process was driven by transnational communities of experts and practitioners, which acted as engines of change. Giovanni Faleg analyses two innovative concepts introduced in the EU security discourse since the late 1990s: security sector reform (SSR) and civilian crisis management (CCM). Both stem from a new understanding of security, involving the development of non-military approaches and a comprehensive approach to crisis management. However, the implementation of the two policy frameworks by the EU led to very different outcomes. The book explains this variation by exploring the pathways by which ideas turn into policies, and by comparing the transformational power of epistemic communities and communities of practice. <

About the authors

Giovanni Faleg is Consultant for the World Bank Group in Washington, DC, USA, and a Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, Belgium. He holds a Ph.D. in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014). He co-authored the report “More Union in European Defence” of a CEPS Task Force chaired by Javier Solana (2015). 

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 “This book offers a highly sophisticated analysis of how institutions create change – through ideas and learning. It is a major theoretical contribution, based on impeccable empirical research, to the literature on “learning communities”. Faleg’s focus on the civilian dimension of CSDP breaks important new ground.” (Professor Jolyon Howorth, Yale University, USA)

“As a relative newcomer to the European project, the CSDP offers the perfect test case to analyse the development of a policy area through the structured interaction between practitioners and experts. Faleg provides a much awaited and insightful account of that evolution, analysing in depth the theory and practice of a rapidly evolving policy field in European integration.” (Nathalie Tocci, Deputy Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy)

“Just when I thought there was nothing left to learn about CSDP, Giovanni Faleg surprised me with a most sophisticated analysis of CSDP as a learning organization, which will prove highly informative to academics and practitioners alike.” (Professor Sven Biscop, The Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium)  

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41305-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82319-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy
Book Subtitle
Learning Communities in International Organizations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41306-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41306-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41305-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82319-5
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 228
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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