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The Pillars of Counter-Terrorism - A comparative case study on member state compliance towards the European Union's counter-terrorism strategy

Abrahamsson, Sandra LU (2012) STVM11 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to investigate to what extent member states within the European Union have shown compliance with regards to the implementation of the EU’s counter-terrorism strategy from 2005. Grounded in a framework of social constructivism that emphasizes normative structures significant to strategy formation, the analysis concentrates on the impact national strategic cultures have on member state compliance. Using the four key pillars of the EU’s counter-terrorism strategy – Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Respond – as a point of departure, the national counter-terrorism policies of Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom are analysed in a small comparative case study. Although some significant differences exist between the three... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate to what extent member states within the European Union have shown compliance with regards to the implementation of the EU’s counter-terrorism strategy from 2005. Grounded in a framework of social constructivism that emphasizes normative structures significant to strategy formation, the analysis concentrates on the impact national strategic cultures have on member state compliance. Using the four key pillars of the EU’s counter-terrorism strategy – Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Respond – as a point of departure, the national counter-terrorism policies of Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom are analysed in a small comparative case study. Although some significant differences exist between the three countries counter-terrorism policies, the results show a relatively high level of compliance with regards to the implementation of the European counter-terrorism strategy. This seems to suggest that at least in the field of counter-terrorism, security priorities have started to align within the EU, signifying an important step towards the establishment of a common European strategic culture. (Less)
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author
Abrahamsson, Sandra LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM11 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
counter-terrorism, compliance, national strategic culture, European Union, international terrorism
language
English
id
2542926
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2012-06-27 10:52:13
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to investigate to what extent member states within the European Union have shown compliance with regards to the implementation of the EU’s counter-terrorism strategy from 2005. Grounded in a framework of social constructivism that emphasizes normative structures significant to strategy formation, the analysis concentrates on the impact national strategic cultures have on member state compliance. Using the four key pillars of the EU’s counter-terrorism strategy – Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Respond – as a point of departure, the national counter-terrorism policies of Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom are analysed in a small comparative case study. Although some significant differences exist between the three countries counter-terrorism policies, the results show a relatively high level of compliance with regards to the implementation of the European counter-terrorism strategy. This seems to suggest that at least in the field of counter-terrorism, security priorities have started to align within the EU, signifying an important step towards the establishment of a common European strategic culture.},
  author       = {Abrahamsson, Sandra},
  keyword      = {counter-terrorism,compliance,national strategic culture,European Union,international terrorism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Pillars of Counter-Terrorism - A comparative case study on member state compliance towards the European Union's counter-terrorism strategy},
  year         = {2012},
}