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The chapter focusses on the role of EU member states and the EU itself in a strategy for peace. It argues that since 1950 the European Community, now Union has increasingly served as a normative power in the pursuit of world peace, primarily by pacifying relations between its member states. However, the chapter also argues that EU policies beyond Europe, and since 1995 within Europe, have been part of a normative strategy for sustainable peace. 'Sustainable peace' means resolving both the structural causes and violent symptoms of conflict in ways that guarantee, rather than enforce peace. As explored throughout the chapter, the normative principle of sustainable peace should be considered the ‘prime norm' in the EU, although the EU has historically been far more focused on structural issues of human security than peacekeeping.
|Titel||Strategies for Peace : Contributions of International Organisations, States, and Non-State Actors|
|Redaktører||Volker Rittberger, Martina Fischer|
|Forlag||Barbara Budrich Publishers|
|Status||Udgivet - 2008|
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