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Spain in the security council

Machin, Tomas (2011) Spain in the security council. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.86484) (KAR id:86484)


The Security Council (SC) is a venue where many different countries gather to deal with matters of international peace and security. Spain has held a seat in the SC on four occasions (1969-1970, 1981-1982, 1993-1994, and 2003-2004). The presence of Spain in these different periods of its recent history allows us to examine the evolution of the Spanish foreign policy over that period. The conclusions that can be drawn are two: First, that the presence in the SC has consolidated Spain as a relevant actor in international relations; second, that Spain's role in the SC can serve as an inspiration for other countries that, like Spain, pursue a more active multilateral and supportive role in international affairs.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Groom, A.J.R.
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.86484
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Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 13:54 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 18:43 UTC
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