The phenomenon of Europeanization has become a topic that is constantly under debate. This critical volume examines Europeanization through examples of British defence policy, the European Security and Defence Policy, the legal arms trade and the decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. Drawing on examples from Austria and France, as well as unveiling the role of the Prime Minister and his close confidants in driving through this controversial defence policy, Robert Dover provides an original and engaging contemporaneous account of Europeanization.
1. The framework, sources and approach
2. Domestic policy formulation: Pörtschach and Saint Malo
3. Intergovernmental bargains: concepts and preparations
4. Saint Malo and Nice: the machinery of negotiating
5. Why governments transfer sovereignty: formal Europeanization
6. The Iraq war – the problem of national interests for Europeanization
7. The Europeanization of the arms trade