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The European Union and its neighbours : border conflicts and security policy

Hensbergen, Casper van (2019) The European Union and its neighbours : border conflicts and security policy.

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Abstract:The enlargement of the EU has shifted its territorial boundaries significantly in the last three decades. This research is devoted to the border regions of the EU, and their meaning to EU policy. More specifically, it deals with the threats that border conflicts pose to EU security and how these conflicts have impacted EU security policy. Besides this dimension, the research analyzes the public perception of these threats and their relationship to support of EU security policy. The EU toolkit for the prevention and resolution of conflict is largely based on europeanization. This research offers a different perspective on europeanization through EU policy, by looking at the developments from the perspective of border conflicts. The analysis is primarily based on four case studies: Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo and Egypt. The analysis offers an answer to the question: How have border conflicts impacted EU security policy and citizens’ perception of EU security. By doing so, it fills a gap in the academic literature about the relationship between the EU and its neighbours.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Unknown organization, ENSCHEDE, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
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