European Union foreign and security policy cooperation has expanded since 1992 through the use of pragmatic and informal working methods. This informal approach faced a series of major challenges after 2003, when the EU began to undertake foreign security assistance operations under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Within the space of just a few years, the Union found itself organizing a range of complex CSDP operations involving police forces, rule of law tasks, border monitoring, peace monitoring, and, in some cases, the projection of air, land, and naval forces into conflict zones. This chapter seeks to make sense of these developments and in so doing arrive at a more general theoretical argument regarding the relationship between experiential learning and the new intergovernmentalism.
|Title of host publication||The New Intergovernmentalism|
|Subtitle of host publication||States and Supranational Actors in the Post-Maastricht Era|
|Editors||Christopher J Bickerton, Dermot Hodson, Uwe Puetter|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jul 2015|
- European Union
- Foreign policy
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Michael E Smith
- Social Science, Politics - Chair in International Relations
- Social Science, Politics and International Relations