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Constrained Balancing: The EU’s Security Policy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dirk Peters
      Pages 3-27
    3. Dirk Peters
      Pages 59-70
  3. Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Dirk Peters
      Pages 143-172
    3. Dirk Peters
      Pages 173-197
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-264

About this book


The creation of the EU's autonomous security policy in 1999 ended ten years of political conflict. In this book, the policies of Britain and Germany are analyzed as those of 'constrained balancing': balancing US post-Cold War supremacy with the constraints of established security institutions.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Peace Research Institute FrankfurtGermany

About the authors

DIRK PETERS is a research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany. He previously held positions at the Universities of Tübingen and Mainz and has published on the EU's foreign and security policy and on foreign policy analysis.

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