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The Eu, Security and Transnational Crisis Communication: Problem-Solving and Collective Identity Cathleen Kantner

The Eu, Security and Transnational Crisis Communication: Problem-Solving and Collective Identity

Cathleen Kantner

Published March 1st 2015
ISBN : 9780415738149
Hardcover
240 pages
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This book examines how EU responses to security crises manifest themselves transnationally, and that the communication of these events acts to form a collective identity. This book empirically analyses and debates how and whether this can contributeMoreThis book examines how EU responses to security crises manifest themselves transnationally, and that the communication of these events acts to form a collective identity. This book empirically analyses and debates how and whether this can contribute to problem-solving on the international stage.International responses to security crises have almost always suffered from insufficient resources, inadequate troop contingents and underfunded civilian restructuring efforts. These crises and the incapacity of the European Union in particular to deal effectively with them precipitated debate on international security, ethics and the effectiveness of foreign policy actors. This book shows how these debates can be profitably viewed as an intensive and evolving process of collective sense-making and transnational identity-formation. It is these emerging identities, and the problem-driven media reporting that shaped them, that form the focus of this study. Including studies on Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and comparison with the United States, the author elucidates a range of diverse positions on foreign, security and defence policy preferences prevalent in the EU. This book shows how the intensity of debate on wars and humanitarian military interventions is synchronised across the EU community.This book will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations, EU Politics, Security Studies, Comparative Politics, and European Integration.