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Towards security and defence cooperation between the United Kingdom and the European Union post-Brexit : A critical assessment of the ability of the United Kingdom to participate in Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations after Brexit

Hoek, E.L. (2018) Towards security and defence cooperation between the United Kingdom and the European Union post-Brexit : A critical assessment of the ability of the United Kingdom to participate in Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations after Brexit.

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Abstract:This research focuses on examining the possibilities of post-Brexit CSDP cooperation between the EU and the UK. In this regard, specific attention is devoted to CSDP missions and operations. This research shows that it is possible for third countries to conclude agreements with the EU to join EU missions and operations. However, since the UK calls for a new, deep and special CSDP relationship that exceeds that of other third countries, a future CSDP partnership is uncertain. As a result, this research provides an analysis of alternative partnership options which respect both the EU's and the UK's stances towards a future CSDP relationship. This research suggests to revisit the current tools of CSDP participation, by means of creating an enhanced Framework Participation Agreement. This option could provide the UK with a degree of its requested influence on the shaping of decisions in CSDP bodies, such as the Political and Security Committee (PSC). Nonetheless, the degree to which the EU is willing to adjust current CSDP partnership structures will have to be seen in prospective negotiations.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76648
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