Small States, Big Influence: The Overlooked Nordic Influence on the Civilian ESDP

@inproceedings{Jakobsen2009SmallSB,
  title={Small States, Big Influence: The Overlooked Nordic Influence on the Civilian ESDP},
  author={Peter Viggo Jakobsen},
  year={2009}
}
There is almost universal agreement that the European security and defence policy (ESDP) has been driven and determined by the great powers (the UK, France and Germany). I challenge this view by arguing that the Nordic countries have had a significant, and at times even decisive, influence upon the civilian ESDP. They put civilian crisis management on the ESDP agenda and successfully kept it there in the face of strong opposition led by France; they have played central roles with respect to… CONTINUE READING

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