Publication Date

2012-03-01

Availability

Embargoed

Embargo Period

2014-03-01

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Department

International Studies (Arts and Sciences)

Date of Defense

2012-02-16

First Committee Member

Joaquín Roy

Second Committee Member

Roger E. Kanet

Third Committee Member

Bruce M. Bagley

Fourth Committee Member

Natividad Fernández-Sola

Abstract

This dissertation seeks to assess the degree of integration in the sector of security and defense of the European Union. The emphasis is brought on the Solana era, 1999-2009, as Mr. Solana was the first High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU. His mandate was axiomatic in shaping a common security strategy for the Union. In order to measure the degree of integration, this dissertation applied an eclectic theoretical approach on three case studies looking at three distinct levels of analysis: domestic, homeland counterterrorism; regional, energy security vis-à-vis Russia; international, EUPOL Afghanistan mission.

Keywords

Solana; ESDP; CSDP; energy; Afghanistan; counterterrorism

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