By Sally Rohan
This full-term learn of the Western ecu Union (WEU) brings to existence the historical past of Europe’s look for a co-operative defense and defence order, from its publish global conflict II origins to the current day. setting up the WEU as a aid association, designed to advertise the 2 safeguard "ideas" of collective defence and integration during the basic enterprises of Alliance and group, this e-book deals a window onto the demanding situations confronted within the improvement and administration of NATO and the evolving EC/EU through the years. because the WEU’s historic trip unfolds, the often competing visions of the long run association of the eu defense area are uncovered within the fluctuating nature of its personal useful evolution and devolution. A hybrid association pushed by way of its twin help function, the constructively ambiguous and very easily self sustaining WEU was once to supply a mechanism during which divergent pursuits might converge and inherent tensions be relieved, combating NATO and EC/EU stagnation. This ebook bargains clean perception into the ability wherein the slow transformation of the institutional framework of ecu protection used to be enabled, and stakes the WEU’s declare as a primary and life-long contributor to the steadiness of the eu safety system.
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The Western European Union: International Politics Between Alliance and Integration (British Politics and Society) by Sally Rohan