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EU security governance

EU security governance

Kirchner, Emil Joseph., author; Sperling, James, editor; Manchester University Press, Publisher

EU security governance assesses the effectiveness of the EU as a security actor. The book has two distinct features. Firstly, it is the first systematic study of the different economic, political and military instruments employed by the EU in the performance of four different security functions. The book demonstrates that the EU has emerged as an important security actor, not only in the non-traditional areas of security, but increasingly as an entity with force projection capabilities. Secondly, the book represents an important step towards redressing conceptual gaps in the study of security governance, particularly as it pertains to the European Union. The book links the challenges of governing Europe’s security to the changing nature of the state, the evolutionary expansion of the security agenda, and the growing obsolescence of the traditional forms and concepts of security cooperation

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Published Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Emil Kirchner and James Sperling
ISBN: 1526130947, 9780719074684, 9781526130945
Note: Description based on print record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published in print form: 2007.
Language note: In English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 280 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
System: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
System: System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended).
Other Number: 10.7765/9781526130945
Series: Manchester Security, Conflict & Peace
Subject: Society & Social Sciences Politcs & governement International relations.; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; Security, International European Union countries.; European Union countries Foreign relations.; Politics; Politics & government
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2018. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Other formats: Also available in print form.


  1. List of figures, tables and appendices
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. List of abbreviations
  5. 1. Introduction: the EU and the governance of European security
  6. 2. Policies of prevention: pre-empting disorder along the periphery
  7. 3. Policies of assurance: peace-building in south eastern Europe
  8. 4. Policies of protection: meeting the challenge of internal security
  9. 5. Policies of compellance: projecting force into an uncertain world
  10. 6. Conclusion: securing Europe in the 21st century
  11. Bibliography
  12. Index.