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Title: European political cooperation and the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe : a case study in European integration
Author: Llewelyn, C. W.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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This thesis is an analysis of European Political Cooperation (EPC) and its role within the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) from its inception to the Paris Charter in 1990. The thesis considers EPC as a foreign policy coordinating mechanism within the European Community (EC) and the EPC and CSCE processes, as intergovernmental structures, within the wider process of post-war European integration. The first part of the thesis examines the origins and development of EPC and before analyzing various theoretical approaches to the process of European integration and EPC's position within that process. The origins and development of the CSCE process are considered next, within the context of post-war European security concerns and the wider process of post-war European integration. The next part of the thesis deals with the CSCE process in detail and examines the operation of EPC at the Helsinki, Belgrade, Madrid and Vienna Conferences along with the various intervening subsidiary and intersessional CSCE meetings. This section assesses EPC's ability to coordinate policies efficiently and effectively and the need to deal with matters of political and military security; problems caused by traditional foreign policy orientations within the EC; relations between the EC and the USA and the Soviet Union; and continuing developments within Europe as a whole and the process of European integration. The thesis concludes with a discussion of the issues raised during the course of the inquiry and an assessment of the EPC and CSCE processes within the context of the 'New Europe'.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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