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|Title:||Is the European Union becoming a great power?|
|Abstract:||This thesis determines whether the European Union is becoming a great power. To do so, it addresses two questions: 1) Is the EU developing a unified foreign policy and 2) is the EU developing the military capability required of a great power? The biggest barrier to EU great power status is a unified foreign policy. The EU needs to modify its voting procedures and develop a single representative voice before it can have a unified foreign policy. Such changes will probably occur, but not in the immediate future. The EU also needs a military capability to become a great power. It is currently developing a rapid reaction force that will constitute a military capability when it comes to fruition in 2003. A secondary purpose of the thesis is to assess the utility of Neo-Realist theory for explaining EU security and defense cooperation, an area in which it has been neglected.|
|Publisher:||Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS)|
|Citation Info:||Gibbs, Louise, ''Is the European Union Becoming a Great Power?,'' ACDIS Occasional Paper, Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ADCIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001).|
|Series/Report:||ACDIS Occasional Paper|
|Genre:||Dissertation / Thesis|
|Rights Information:||Copyright 2001 Louise Gibbs|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2018-11-15|
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ACDIS Occasional Papers
A series established in 1978 to disseminate current research and analytical results of faculty, students, and visiting scholars associated with ACDIS.