The EU as an international security provider: the need for a mid-range theory

Annemarie Peen Rodt, Richard Whitman, Stefan Wolff

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This contribution develops a framework of analysis that covers the actors involved in the policy making process of international security provision, the dynamics of this process itself, its outcomes (concrete strategies and policies) and their impact. Our efforts to establish such a framework of analysis, which could serve as the foundation for a mid-range theory of the EU as an international security provider, will examine the relevance of, and apply, existing theories of international relations/international security and foreign policy analysis to the specific case of the EU. The framework that will emerge from this analysis will then be tested and applied empirically in the following contributions that focus on how particular policies are formulated and implemented, and that analyse, in single and comparative case studies, the impact and effectiveness of the EU as an international security provider.
TidsskriftGlobal Society
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)149-155
StatusUdgivet - 2015


  • International Security Provision
  • European Union (EU)

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