A European Security Architecture After the Cold War: Questions of Legitimacy

Aybet, Gulnur (2000) A European Security Architecture After the Cold War: Questions of Legitimacy. Macmillan, Basingstoke England, 316 pp. ISBN 0-333-71926-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The development of a European security architecture comprising NATO, the EU, WEU, and the OSCE is covered in this book, providing a critical account of the re-projection, and redefinition of western values and institutions, in the post-Cold War era. This transformation is explored in three stages. The first stage covers the period 1990 to 1991, and explains the preservation of a "western security community" inherited from the Cold War, through a process of institutional reconstruction, largely carried out on paper. The second stage from 1991 to 1992 sees the incorporation of a "purpose" for these institutions as a framework for the implementation of collective security. The third stage explores the emerging questions of legitimacy surrounding the new tasks of these institutions.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: European Security, legitimacy of international instituions, legitimacy of military intervention, international law, NATO, EU, OSCE, Gramsci,
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: G. Aybet
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 10:46
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2009 10:46
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12926 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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