The European Union and the major European powers

Charlotte Wagnsson

in Security in a Greater Europe

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780719078828
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701638 | DOI:
The European Union and the major European powers

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This chapter evaluates the EU's internal cohesion by extrapolating the findings from the case studies into three major ‘gaps’ in reasoning on security. The gaps revolve, to a significant extent, around the role of norms in international affairs, around the governments' favoured methods of preserving stability, and around the issue of the role of the USA in global security. The chapter extends the analysis by analysing a number of more recent EU documents. It ends by elaborating on the consequences for practical cooperation.

Keywords: EU's internal cohesion; global security; international affairs; USA

Chapter.  12489 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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