The European Community and the Security Dilemma, 1979–92

  • Authors
  • Holly Wyatt-Walter

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Holly Wyatt-Walter
      Pages 1-12
  3. Historical and Conceptual Aspects of Security and Integration, 1945–79

  4. ‘Crisis in the Alliance’ and West European Responses 1979–87

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-68
  5. Europe in Flux: Internal Integration and External Disintegration, 1987–90

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-136
    2. Holly Wyatt-Walter
      Pages 157-183
  6. Security Threats After the Cold War: the EC as a Security Actor? 1990–92

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-186
    2. Holly Wyatt-Walter
      Pages 221-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 258-339

About this book


This book shows how the relationship between security and integration in Western Europe depends upon an enduring implicit bargain between the US and its European allies. Despite internal and external pressures to develop a European security and defence identity distinct from NATO in the 1980s and 1990s, EC member states have consistently rejected supranational integration in the areas of security and defence. Despite considerable European dissatisfaction with American leadership of NATO, Europe has continued to accept that leadership even after the end of the Cold War and the signing of the Maastricht Treaty.


Cold War community crisis Europe European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) European security identity integration Irish Republican Army (IRA) NATO state war

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