Escaping the legitimacy-accountability-trap? perspectives of parliamentary participation in European Security and Defence Policy

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Series Details C161, Number 161
Publication Date 2006
ISBN 3-936183-61-9
ISSN 1435-3288
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Since the early 1980s foreign and security policy has attracted growing attention at the European level. To an increasing extent European summits and Intergovernmental Conferences have dealt with foreign affairs and provided the European Union with new powers. Throughout the last years the formation of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) has belonged to the most prominent and dynamical developments of European integration.

From an academic point of view the European Security and Defence Policy has been analysed as “the ultimate challenge”, while it is regarded among political actors “to be one of [the] main projects of the EU in coming years”

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