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Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Berenskoetter, Felix (2013) 'Jumping Off the Bandwagon.' Contemporary Security Policy, 34 (2). pp. 382-386.

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Abstract

Engaging two recent articles published in Contemporary Security Policy, this intervention affirms that the emergence of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) cannot be meaningfully described as European balancing vis-a-vis the United States. It is equally sceptical about attempts to explain it as a bandwagoning move. Instead, it suggests that European investment in CSDP can be most plausibly explained with a constructivist framework that takes into account strategic culture and identity-related concerns. From this perspective, CSDP is best understood as a vehicle for emancipating Europeans from American tutelage.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISSN: 13523260
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/13523260.2013.808071
Depositing User: Felix Berenskoetter
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 13:35
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17936

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