The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy: Between Practices of Governance and Practices of Freedom

1st Edition

Evangelos Fanoulis

Routledge
Published April 19, 2017
Reference - 178 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138229648 - CAT# Y308651
Series: Critical European Studies

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Summary

Due to the increase of security challenges in the proximity of Europe, the prominence of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) has augmented. This book is a systematic effort to empirically approach the democratic deficit of CSDP, to understand its social construction and propose ways to remedy it.

The book uses Foucault’s approach of governmentality to unravel the social construction of this deficit and to illuminate the power relations between the different actors participating in CSDP governance and the constraints upon them. Finally, applying the normative reading of agonistic democracy, the author suggests concrete ways for EU citizens to have a say in the political choices of statesmanship in CSDP governance.

The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of EU foreign and security policy and more broadly of European governance, European Politics and democracy.

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