Legitimacy and EU security and defence policy: the chimera of a simulacrum (part of the collection “Understanding legitimacy in EU foreign policy”)

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Title: Legitimacy and EU security and defence policy: the chimera of a simulacrum (part of the collection “Understanding legitimacy in EU foreign policy”)
Authors: Tonra, Ben
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10624
Date: 23-Oct-2018
Online since: 2019-05-23T07:55:24Z
Abstract: How can EU defence policy best be grounded in democratic consent and what are the implications for policy makers of alternative models available? This question has to rest at the heart of any consideration of the democratic legitimacy of the European Union’s evolving “common” foreign, security and defence policies – bearing on the “internal input legitimacy” of this special issue. This article considers the European Union’s defence policy and asks where does the democratic legitimacy of such a policy rest and is such legitimation a necessary condition of developing such a policy? Critically, it also assesses the implications for policy making and policy makers, arising from such legitimization by considering the implications of a shift from first to second generation analysis of civil–military relations and the options for strengthening the democratic legitimacy of this policy area as its development accelerates.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Global Affairs
Volume: 4
Issue: 2-3
Start page: 265
End page: 275
Copyright (published version): 2018 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Democratic legitimacyCSDPDefenceEuropean UnionCivil-military relations
DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2018.1532306
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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