TITLE

ESDP Operations in the democratic Republic of Congo: A Realist Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Jahier, Adrien
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Central European Journal of International & Security Studies;Nov2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Whereas most interpretations of European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) operations are either normative or functionalist, this article argues that what motivated the European Union member-states to launch military operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is nothing less than a classic struggle for power in order to project power in Africa and counterbalance the United States. Therefore, realism and its theoretical offspring are relevant for analysing ESDP operations as they provide a convincing framework for understanding the motivations of the European Union to intervene in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
ACCESSION #
57276776

 

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