The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces provides the first comprehensive analysis of national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and ...

Author: Hugo Meijer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192507745

Category: Political Science

Page: 880

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The armed forces of Europe have undergone a dramatic transformation since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces provides the first comprehensive analysis of national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and partnerships of European armed forces in response to the security challenges Europe has faced since the end of the cold war. A truly cross-European comparison of the evolution of national defence policies and armed forces remains a notable blind spot in the existing literature. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces aims to fill this gap with fifty-one contributions on European defence and international security from around the world. The six parts focus on: country-based assessments of the evolution of the national defence policies of Europe's major, medium, and lesser powers since the end of the cold war; the alliances and security partnerships developed by European states to cooperate in the provision of national security; the security challenges faced by European states and their armed forces, ranging from interstate through intra-state and transnational; the national security strategies and doctrines developed in response to these challenges; the military capabilities, and the underlying defence and technological industrial base, brought to bear to support national strategies and doctrines; and, finally, the national or multilateral military operations by European armed forces. The contributions to The Handbook collectively demonstrate the fruitfulness of giving analytical precedence back to the comparative study of national defence policies and armed forces across Europe.

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

On the other hand, Europe's national defence policies and armed forces have experienced significant qualitative, quantitative, and organizational transformation in response to a shifting threat environment that includes a resurgent ...

Author: Hugo Meijer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198790503

Category: Political Science

Page: 1008

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This volume provides the first geographically and thematically comprehensive study of the evolution and current state of the national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and security partnerships, of European armed forces.

The Routledge Handbook of European Security

This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor.

Author: Sven Biscop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415588286

Category: History

Page: 358

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This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor. In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the EU has gradually emerged as an autonomous actor in the field of security, aiming to safeguard European security by improving global security. However, the EU's development as a security actor has certainly not remained uncontested, either by academics or by policy-makers, some of whom see the rise of the EU as a threat to their national and/or transatlantic policy outlook. While the focus of this volume is on the politico-military dimension, security will also be put into the context of the holistic approach advocated by the EU. The book is organised into four key sections: Part I - The EU as an International Security Actor Part II - Institutions, Instruments and Means Part III - Policies Part IV - Partners This Handbook will be essential reading for all students of European Security, the EU, European Politics, security studies and IR in general.

The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy

The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, Two-Volume set, is a major reference work for Foreign Policy Programmes around the world.

Author: Knud Erik Jorgensen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473914426

Category: Political Science

Page: 1096

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During the last two decades the study of European foreign policy has experienced remarkable growth, presumably reflecting a more significant international role of the European Union. The Union has significantly expanded its policy portfolio and though empty symbolic politics still exists, the Union’s international relations have become more substantial and its foreign policy more focused. European foreign policy has become a dynamic policy area, being adapted to changing challenges and environments, such as the Arab Spring, new emerging economies/powers; the crisis of multilateralism and much more. The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, Two-Volume set, is a major reference work for Foreign Policy Programmes around the world. The Handbook is designed to be accessible to graduate and postgraduate students in a wide variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. Both volumes are structured to address areas of critical concern to scholars at the cutting edge of all major dimensions of foreign policy. The volumes are composed of original chapters written specifically to the following themes: · Research traditions and historical experience · Theoretical perspectives · EU actors · State actors · Societal actors · The politics of European foreign policy · Bilateral relations · Relations with multilateral institutions · Individual policies · Transnational challenges The Handbook will be an essential reference for both advanced students and scholars.


Law and the Arms Trade

Bromley, M, 'Arms Transfers and Export Control Policies' in H Meijer and M Wyss (eds), The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018) (online, Ch 41).

Author: Laurence Lustgarten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509922318

Category: Law

Page: 504

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This ground-breaking book offers an extensive legal analysis-grounded in public, EU, and international law-of arms trade regulation, integrated with insights drawn from international relations. The sale of weapons and related technologies is, globally, one of the most politically controversial and ethically contentious forms of commerce. Intimately connected with sustaining repressive governments and violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, arms exports are also a central element in the economic and strategic policies of the governments of all large industrial states. They have also been the source of abundant corruption, and of serious challenges to the norms and effectiveness of constitutional accountability in democratic states. On paper, the arms trade is heavily regulated: national legislation and international treaties are in place which purport to prohibit certain transactions and limit others. Yet despite its importance, legal and international relations scholarship on the subject has been surprisingly limited. This book fills this gap in the literature by examining and comparing the export control regimes of eight leading nations - USA, Russia, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, China, and India - with chapters contributed by leading experts in the field of law and international relations.

The Global Arms Trade

This book will be especially useful to scholars, policy analysts, those in the arms industry, defence professionals, students of international relations and security studies, media professionals, government officials, and those generally ...

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136969543

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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The Global Arms Trade is a timely, comprehensive and in-depth study of this topic, a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation with global terrorism after 11 September 2001. It provides a clear description and analysis of the demand for, and supply of, modern weapons systems, and assess key issues of concern. This book will be especially useful to scholars, policy analysts, those in the arms industry, defence professionals, students of international relations and security studies, media professionals, government officials, and those generally interested in the arms trade.

The Oxford Handbook of War

The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century.

Author: Julian Lindley-French

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191628409

Category: Political Science

Page: 736

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The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century. With over forty senior authors from academia, government and the armed forces world-wide the Handbook explores the history, theory, ethics and practice of war. The Handbook first considers the fundamental causes of war, before reflecting on the moral and legal aspects of war. Theories on the practice of war lead into an analysis of the strategic conduct of war and non Western ways of war. The heart of the Handbook is a compelling analysis of the military conduct of war which is juxtaposed with consideration of technology, economy, industry, and war. In conclusion the volume looks to the future of this apparently perennial feature of human interaction.

European Defence Policy

“The Military as a Tribe Among Tribes: Postmodern Armed Forces and Civil-Military Relations,” in Handbook of the Sociology of the Military, ... “The European Security and Defence Policy: A Fourth System of European Foreign Policy?

Author: Frederic Merand

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199533245

Category: Political Science

Page: 181

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This book explains the creation of the European Union's Security and Defence Policy - to this day the most ambitious project of peacetime military integration. Mérand explores the complex relations between the state, the military, and citizenship in today's Europe.

The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces

This fully updated Handbook authoritatively sets out the relationship between visiting forces and the authorities in the host state, drawing on detailed discussion of State practice and describing options for further legal development.

Author: Dieter Fleck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198808402

Category: Law

Page: 800

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"Offers a comparative commentary to the UN, NATO, and other SOFA rules. It then continues its analysis through cases studies of Visiting Forces in key countries, including a fully updated chapter on Iraq, before offering conclusions on the current state of the law and its likely future development"--Abstract.