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The European external action service: an opportunity to reconcile development and security policies or a new battleground for inter-institutional turf wars?

Hans Merket (2011) King’s College London Working Paper. 2.
abstract
“There cannot be sustainable development without peace and security, and without development and poverty eradication there will be no sustainable peace”. The commitment to intertwine development and security policies of both the European Union and the Member States has increasingly been put forward in policy documents since the early 2000s. While the security-development nexus seems at first sight obvious and rather unremarkable, it has nonetheless become one of the main trouble spots of inter-institutional coherence in EU external action. The fuzzy boundaries between both policy domains and their impact on the distribution of competences turned the implementation of the nexus into a particularly complex and tense exercise. The rationale behind many of the Lisbon Treaty innovations is to address coherence issues by reducing the potential for conflict to a minimum. This paper focuses on the European External Action Service (EEAS) and analyses to what extent it could contribute to reconciling the distinct policies, strategies and institutional cultures of development cooperation and Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The new diplomatic service constitutes a functionally autonomous body with considerable policy discretion regarding both CFSP and development cooperation. Moreover, it assembles staff and resources from the Council, the Commission and the Member States that previously stood in sharp competition. Yet, the author argues that this integration has only been partial and without the necessary political will, the EEAS might become a new battleground for continued inter-institutional turf wars and thus undermine the EU’s international credibility.
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author
organization
year
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conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Common Foreign and Security Policy, Common Security and Defence Policy, Development Cooperation, Lisbon Treaty, External Action Service
in
King’s College London Working Paper
volume
2
pages
28 pages
publisher
King's College
place of publication
London, UK
conference name
Research Student Workshop : The European Union : Finding its Role in a Changing World (JMCE - 2011)
conference location
London, UK
conference start
2011-09-30
conference end
2011-09-30
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
1939377
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1939377
alternative location
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/projects/jmce/papers.html
date created
2011-11-07 14:18:42
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:53:15
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  abstract     = {{\textquotedblleft}There cannot be sustainable development without peace and security, and without development and poverty eradication there will be no sustainable peace{\textquotedblright}.  The commitment to intertwine development and security policies of both the European Union and the Member States has increasingly been put forward in policy documents since the early 2000s. While the security-development nexus seems at first sight obvious and rather unremarkable, it has nonetheless become one of the main trouble spots of inter-institutional coherence in EU external action. The fuzzy boundaries between both policy domains and their impact on the distribution of competences turned the implementation of the nexus into a particularly complex and tense exercise. The rationale behind many of the Lisbon Treaty innovations is to address coherence issues by reducing the potential for conflict to a minimum. This paper focuses on the European External Action Service (EEAS) and analyses to what extent it could contribute to reconciling the distinct policies, strategies and institutional cultures of development cooperation and  Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The new diplomatic service constitutes a functionally autonomous body with considerable policy discretion regarding both CFSP and development cooperation. Moreover, it assembles staff and resources from the Council, the Commission and the Member States that previously stood in sharp competition. Yet, the author argues that this integration has only been partial and without the necessary political will, the EEAS might become a new battleground for continued inter-institutional turf wars and thus undermine the EU{\textquoteright}s international credibility.},
  author       = {Merket, Hans},
  booktitle    = {King{\textquoteright}s College London Working Paper},
  keyword      = {Common Foreign and Security Policy,Common Security and Defence Policy,Development Cooperation,Lisbon Treaty,External Action Service},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {London, UK},
  pages        = {28},
  publisher    = {King's College},
  title        = {The European external action service: an opportunity to reconcile development and security policies or a new battleground for inter-institutional turf wars?},
  url          = {http://www.kcl.ac.uk/projects/jmce/papers.html},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Merket, Hans. 2011. “The European External Action Service: An Opportunity to Reconcile Development and Security Policies or a New Battleground for Inter-institutional Turf Wars?” In King’s College London Working Paper. Vol. 2. London, UK: King’s College.
APA
Merket, H. (2011). The European external action service: an opportunity to reconcile development and security policies or a new battleground for inter-institutional turf wars? King’s College London Working Paper (Vol. 2). Presented at the Research Student Workshop : The European Union : Finding its Role in a Changing World (JMCE - 2011), London, UK: King’s College.
Vancouver
1.
Merket H. The European external action service: an opportunity to reconcile development and security policies or a new battleground for inter-institutional turf wars? King’s College London Working Paper. London, UK: King’s College; 2011.
MLA
Merket, Hans. “The European External Action Service: An Opportunity to Reconcile Development and Security Policies or a New Battleground for Inter-institutional Turf Wars?” King’s College London Working Paper. Vol. 2. London, UK: King’s College, 2011. Print.