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Institutional imperatives of system change

Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis and Kostas Ifantis

in Theory and Reform in the European Union

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780719049910
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700242 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719049910.003.0006
Institutional imperatives of system change

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This chapter discusses the institutions that are considered central in the debate on European security, namely the Union, the Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Western European Union. It examines the interrelationship between these institutions, and deals with European integration using the perspective of security and foreign policy. The chapter then addresses the issue of the Union's role in a post-Cold War world, as well as the institutional responses to the geostrategic and geopolitical challenges of system change in the fields of European defence, foreign policy and security. Finally, it studies European ‘security architecture’ and identifies what the Union is in terms of its international behaviour.

Keywords: European security; geopolitical challenges; geostrategic challenges; system change; security architecture; international behaviour

Chapter.  22014 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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