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The EU as a global security actor in the 21st Century : Dealing with security challenges in a multilateral framework

Benitez, D. (2016) The EU as a global security actor in the 21st Century : Dealing with security challenges in a multilateral framework.

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Abstract:The bachelor thesis aims at answering the following research question: To what extent has the European Union successfully reified the concept of effective multilateralism to contribute to solve the threat of terrorism? In order to answer this question, three sub questions have been specified which systematically expose the European Union’s legal and physical ability to deal with terrorism as a key security challenge of the twenty-first century. For that purpose, I use a qualitative approach which inductively intends to dismantle the concept of effective multilateralism in order to see whether the EU performs well in another multilateral framework namely, that of the United Nations. Furthermore, I aim to outline three alternative modes of engagement to assess possibilities for the EU to enhance its efficiency in countering terrorism. Data collection will mainly be based on the analysis of relevant policy documents (particularly EU strategies), regulations and decisions published by the European Union and its partners as well as critical reviews by distinct scholars. Additionally, the treaties of the EU and the UN Charter help to assess the legal and institutional framework authorising EU action to take place.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:86 law
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70339
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