Using liberal intergovernmentalism and socialisation together: an analysis of the CFSP Working Groups

Huggins, Christopher I. (2008) Using liberal intergovernmentalism and socialisation together: an analysis of the CFSP Working Groups. MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Theorising European integration has always been open to debate; the policy-making process in the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy is no different.

    Many theorists argue their approach is best equipped to explain this process. This dissertation examines the policy-making process within the CFSP Working Groups, part of the Council of the European Union. It seeks to determine if this process is better explained by using two approaches, specifically liberal intergovernmentalism and socialisation, at the same time as opposed to using either in isolation. It will demonstrate that because the policy-making process in the CFSP Working Groups covers several levels of analysis and involves different actors, using both the above approaches allows for a more comprehensive analysis. Furthermore by using socialisation in addition to liberal intergovernmentalism one can account for the development of this policy-making process. The central argument of this dissertation, therefore, is that using a single theoretical approach is not an adequate analysis of the CFSP Working Groups; using two, namely liberal intergovernmentalism and socialisation, is more in depth and useful.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 16:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:44
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4717

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