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  • 1
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    2008
    ISBN: 9780199533244  ISBN: 0199533245 
    Language: English
    Description: This book explains the creation of the European Union's Security and Defense Policy—to this day the most ambitious project of peacetime military integration. Whether hailed as a vital step in the integration of Europe or berated as a wasteful threat to US power, European citizens are increasingly interested in the common defense policy. Today, “European Defense” is more popular than the European Union itself, even in Great Britain. This book addresses the fundamental challenge posed by military integration to the way we think about the state in the 21st century. Looking back over the past fifty years, it shows how statesmen, diplomats, and soldiers have converged towards Brussels as a “natural” solution to their concerns but also as something worth fighting over. The actors most closely associated to the formation of nation-states are now shaping a transgovernmental security and defense arena. As a result, defense policy is being denationalized. Exploring the complex relations between the state, the military, and citizenship in today's Europe, the book argues that European Defense is a symptom, but not a cause, of the transformation of the state. This book is an original contribution to the theory of European integration. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, the book develops a political sociology of international relations which seeks to bridge institutionalism and constructivism. This careful study of practices, social representations, and power structures sheds new light on security and defense cooperation, but also on European cooperation more generally.
    Subject(s): Comparative Politics ; Defenses ; Europe ; European Union ; International Relations ; Military policy ; National security
    ISBN: 9780199533244
    ISBN: 0199533245
    Source: Oxford Scholarship Online
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  • 2
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    Book
    2015
    ISBN: 1400878861  ISBN: 0691623279  ISBN: 9781400878864  ISBN: 9780691623276  ISBN: 9780691069135  ISBN: 0691069131  ISBN: 0691018510  ISBN: 9780691018515 
    Language: English
    Description: The book description for "Role of the Military in Underdeveloped Countries" is currently unavailable.
    Subject(s): General ; POLITICAL SCIENCE
    ISBN: 1400878861
    ISBN: 0691623279
    ISBN: 9781400878864
    ISBN: 9780691623276
    ISBN: 9780691069135
    ISBN: 0691069131
    ISBN: 0691018510
    ISBN: 9780691018515
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
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  • 3
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    Book
    2013
    ISBN: 9781107521735  ISBN: 1107521734  ISBN: 1107029090  ISBN: 9781107029095 
    Language: English
    Description: NATO has been a successful forum for managing European security policy. Yet European governments have repeatedly tried to build a new security institution in NATO's shadow. In this innovative book, Stephanie C. Hofmann asks why governments attempted to create an additional institution despite no obvious functional necessity and why some attempts failed while others succeeded. European Security in NATO's Shadow considers security cooperation through the lens of party ideologies to shed new light on these questions. She observes that political parties are motivated to propose new institutions by their multidimensional ideologies. Moreover, the success of efforts to create such institutions depends on the degree of ideological congruence among parties in power. In particular, the relationship between the values of multilateralism, sovereignty and Europe informed the impetus and success rate of the attempts made during negotiations for the Maastricht, Amsterdam and Nice treaties to create a European security institution.
    Subject(s): 1945 ; Europe ; National security ; North Atlantic Treaty Organization ; Politics and government
    ISBN: 9781107521735
    ISBN: 1107521734
    ISBN: 1107029090
    ISBN: 9781107029095
    Source: eBook Academic Collection - Worldwide
    Source: Cambridge Core All Books
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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  • 4
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    2007
    ISBN: 9780521689854  ISBN: 0521869749  ISBN: 9780521869744  ISBN: 0521689856 
    Language: English
    Description: One of the most striking developments in recent international politics has been the significant increase in security cooperation among European Union states. Seth Jones argues that this increase in cooperation, in areas such as economic sanctions, weapons production and collaboration among military forces, has occurred because of the changing structure of the international and regional systems. Since the end of the Cold War, the international system has shifted from a bipolar to a unipolar structure characterized by United States dominance. This has caused EU states to cooperate in the security realm to increase their ability to project power abroad and to decrease reliance on the US. Furthermore, European leaders in the early 1990s adopted a 'binding' strategy to ensure long-term peace on the continent, suggesting that security cooperation is caused by a desire to preserve peace in Europe whilst building power abroad.
    Subject(s): Security, International
    ISBN: 9780521689854
    ISBN: 0521869749
    ISBN: 9780521869744
    ISBN: 0521689856
    Source: eBook Academic Collection - Worldwide
    Source: Cambridge Core All Books
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  • 5
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    2017
    ISBN: 9781443881791  ISBN: 1443881791 
    Language: English
    Description: Hybrid threats posed by various combinations of state and non-state actors have presented considerable transnational challenges to EU-members and NATO-allies. This ongoing rise of hybrid threats, ranging from political instability in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to the resulting mass refugee influx and terrorism in the European neighborhood, stress the need to timely discuss important questions about hybrid threats and the venues for effective Euro-Atlantic cooperation, including post-Brexit policy implications. This edited volume presents comprehensive analyses from various experts on these interrelated issues, and, thus, represents an essential source for scholars and practitioners of European politics and international relations with an interest in contemporary transnational security issues. In addition, this book will be useful as up-to-date coursework material for courses on European security and foreign policy, international security and strategic studies, unconventional warfare, and transatlantic relations.
    Subject(s): National security ; Security, International
    ISBN: 9781443881791
    ISBN: 1443881791
    Source: eBook Academic Collection - Worldwide
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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  • 6
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    2020
    ISBN: 0198844816  ISBN: 9780198844815 
    Language: English
    Description: This book offers the first comprehensive legal analysis and empirical study of accountability concerning the EU’s peacebuilding endeavours—also referred to as civilian crisis management. Since 2003, the EU has launched more than twenty civilian missions under the CSDP in conflict-torn regions in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkan, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia with the aim of restoring stability and security. Mission mandates cover a broad range of multidimensional tasks, such as border monitoring, rule of law support, police training, law enforcement capacity building, and security sector reform. In light of these numbers and tasks and given (recent) alarming insights from practice, it begs the question who is accountable (to whom) for the EU’s manifold extraterritorial peacebuilding activities. With a view to answering this question, this book combines tools of legal scholarship with insights from political science research, both in analytical and conceptual terms. The thorough analysis of the law and practice of political, legal, and administrative accountability in civilian CSDP leads to the following conclusion: when scrutinizing the institutional and procedural framework set out by law, the accountability assessment is sobering, but when approaching it from a practice angle, the verdict is promising—in particular as regards accountability at the EU level.
    Subject(s): Common Security and Defence Policy ; EU Law ; Government accountability ; Peace-building
    ISBN: 0198844816
    ISBN: 9780198844815
    Source: Oxford Scholarship Online
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  • 7
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    2012
    ISBN: 9781462506491  ISBN: 1462506496 
    Language: English
    Description: Widely regarded as the authoritative reference in the field, this book comprehensively explores the psychological needs of today's service members and how to meet them effectively. Expert contributors review best practices for conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations and other types of assessments, treating frequently encountered clinical problems, responding to disasters, and promoting the health and well-being of all personnel. The book also examines the role of mental health professionals in enhancing operational readiness, with chapters on crisis and hostage negotiation, understanding terrorists, and more. New to This Edition The latest scientific knowledge, clinical interventions, and training recommendations. Chapter on acute combat stress. Chapter on post-deployment problems, including PTSD and depression. Chapter on military psychology ethics. Coverage of blast concussion screening and evaluation.
    Subject(s): Operational psychology ; Psychological warfare ; Psychology, Military
    ISBN: 9781462506491
    ISBN: 1462506496
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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  • 8
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    2018
    ISBN: 9781784539894  ISBN: 1784539899 
    Language: English
    Subject(s): Military education-Africa ; Peacekeeping forces-Africa
    ISBN: 9781784539894
    ISBN: 1784539899
    Source: eBook Academic Collection - Worldwide
    Source: Bloomsbury Collections: All Titles
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  • 9
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    2010
    ISBN: 9780691136462  ISBN: 0691124256  ISBN: 0691136467  ISBN: 9780691124254 
    Language: English
    Description: Why have states throughout history regularly underestimated dangers to their survival? Why have some states been able to mobilize their material resources effectively to balance against threats, while others have not been able to do so? The phenomenon of "underbalancing" is a common but woefully underexamined behavior in international politics. Underbalancing occurs when states fail to recognize dangerous threats, choose not to react to them, or respond in paltry and imprudent ways. It is a response that directly contradicts the core prediction of structural realism's balance-of-power theory--that states motivated to survive as autonomous entities are coherent actors that, when confronted by dangerous threats, act to restore the disrupted balance by creating alliances or increasing their military capabilities, or, in some cases, a combination of both. Consistent with the new wave of neoclassical realist research,Unanswered Threatsoffers a theory of underbalancing based on four domestic-level variables--elite consensus, elite cohesion, social cohesion, and regime/government vulnerability--that channel, mediate, and redirect policy responses to external pressures and incentives. The theory yields five causal schemes for underbalancing behavior, which are tested against the cases of interwar Britain and France, France from 1877 to 1913, and the War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870) that pitted tiny Paraguay against Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. Randall Schweller concludes that those most likely to underbalance are incoherent, fragmented states whose elites are constrained by political considerations.
    Subject(s): Balance of power ; Case studies ; Diplomacy ; History ; International Relations ; POLITICAL SCIENCE
    ISBN: 9780691136462
    ISBN: 0691124256
    ISBN: 0691136467
    ISBN: 9780691124254
    Source: eBook Academic Collection - Worldwide
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
    Source: eBook Subscription University Press Collection - Worldwide
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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  • 10
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    Book
    2008
    ISBN: 0719078822  ISBN: 9780719078828  ISBN: 1847792375  ISBN: 9781847792372  ISBN: 9780719086717  ISBN: 071908671X 
    Language: English
    Description: Can Russia, the European Union and the three major EU member states adopt a unified policy line in the global arena? Charlotte Wagnsson investigates the cohesiveness of ‘greater Europe’ through the detailed scrutiny of policy statements by the leadership elites in the UK, France, Germany, Russia and the EU in connection with three defining events in international security: the crisis in Kosovo of 1999; the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Iraq crisis of 2003. This extensive empirical enquiry results in a critical constructivist response to neorealist understandings of European security. The book contrasts the EU’s new way of ‘doing security’ with the established, competitive bilateral interplay in the European security sphere and provides a clue to the kind of security politics that will prevail in Europe. It considers the extent to which the major European players pursue similar objectives, and assesses the possible implications for, and the chances of, greater Europe emerging as a cohesive global actor.
    Subject(s): Political Science ; Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) ; Samhällsvetenskap ; Security Europe Russia Great Britain Germany France EU Constructivism ; Security, International ; Security, International - Europe ; Social Sciences ; Socialvetenskap ; Statsvetenskap ; Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier) ; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
    ISBN: 0719078822
    ISBN: 9780719078828
    ISBN: 1847792375
    ISBN: 9781847792372
    ISBN: 9780719086717
    ISBN: 071908671X
    Source: eBook Academic Collection - Worldwide
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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