Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The EU and conflict: Critically assessing the success of the ESDP and its impact in conflict areas
by Ritter, Devon, M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, 43; 1457663
Abstract (Summary)

With the EU continuing to expand its foreign policy platform, including operating as conflict management actors, it is important to analyze their performance thus far. This thesis will outline the goals and capabilities of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP), focusing on three varied attempts at conflict management in order to assess whether the EU can and should continue with ESDP. What will be shown is that while ESDP has had some mixed success, there is potential for the EU to be a significant actor in the future. Additionally, the thesis will show that along with conflict resolution and maintenance of peace, successful ESDP operations can lead to important improvements in long-tern human welfare.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Vachudova, Milada
School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department: Political Science: TransAtlantic Masters (off-campus)
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 47/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Political science
Keywords: Aceh Indonesia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, ESDP, EU
Publication Number: 1457663
ISBN: 978-0-549-88155-1
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