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Neutral Countries Participate In EU Common Foreign And Security Policy Research

Posted on:2019-01-28Degree:DoctorType:Dissertation
Country:ChinaCandidate:W H YanFull Text:PDF
GTID:1316330566458139Subject:International relations
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The core question in this dissertation is: How do neutral states as a special group overcome some obstacles to join the EU and participate in the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy.Ireland established neutrality during World War II;Austria achieved permanent neutrality in 1955;Sweden's neutrality began in the 19 th century;and Finland's neutrality appeared after World War I.After World War II,the development of European integration constituted an impact and a challenge to these neutral states.With the development of European integration,more and more states are participating,and integration has expanded from the economic field to the political field.The rise of the EU's influence has had an impact on neutral states.Neutral states actively participate in European integration based on the considerations of the attributes of small states,geopolitics,economic and security interests,and avoidance of being marginalized by European integration.In order to overcome the neutral obstacles,neutral states do not often use the word “neutral”,especially before the accession negotiations,dilute neutrality,reinterpret the concept of “neutrality”,and choose“intentionally silence” during the accession negotiations to achieve the goal of joining EU.Although neutral states have joined the EU,the influence of neutral factors still exists.After the accession to the EU,the neutral states managed to adapt to the development of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy,which was mainly reflected in the system construction of the neutral states' participation in the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and the EU's peacekeeping operations.In order to adapt to the integration of security and defense,neutral states continue to pay attention to the construction of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and system,and support the EU's capacity to strengthen crisis management.However,they have reservations about strengthening the European common defense policy,and they recognize “limited solidarity”.At the practical level,the neutral states actively participate in the Balkan peacekeeping operations in the European Union and are cautious about African peacekeeping operations,showing the characteristics of limited intervention and selective intervention.After the accession to the EU,the foreign and security policies of the neutral states and the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy have an interactive influence.In order to adapt to the pressure brought about by the development of theEU's Common Foreign and Security Policy,the foreign and security policies of neutral states have increasingly become “Europeanization”;meanwhile,the participation of neutral states has also affected the evolution and development of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy to some extent.In particular,it promotes the development of differentiated integration in this area.Looking ahead,with the beginning of the EU's permanent structural cooperation program in the field of defense,neutral states will face greater challenges in participating in the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy,and their impact deserves close attention.
Keywords/Search Tags:neutral states, European Integration, EU's Common Foreign andSecurity Policy(CFSP), Europeanization
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