Fusing Security and Development: Just Another Euro-Platitude?

CEPS Working Documents No. 277

24 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2009

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Richard Youngs

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: October 22, 2007

Abstract

The EU has increasingly committed itself to fusing security and development. Developmental approaches to security are routinely seen as integral to the EU's distinctive foreign policy identity. This paper finds, however, that much work remains to be done to implement this commitment. Few in the EU would doubt that development and security go hand in hand, but differences abound over what this implies for the allocation of finite resources and the nature of diplomatic engagements.

Keywords: European security policy

Suggested Citation

Youngs, Richard, Fusing Security and Development: Just Another Euro-Platitude? (October 22, 2007). CEPS Working Documents No. 277, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337977 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1337977

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