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Soft Law and the Single Market: Measuring the Impact of the EDA’s Code of Conduct on Marketizing Defence Procurement in the European Union

Kus, Simon LU (2013) STVM23 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
After several decades of collaborative arms procurement conducted on juste retour principles the Member States of the European Union are moving towards market based solutions in their attempts to maintain a competitive and sustainable defence technological and industrial base on the continent. This paper seeks to conduct a baseline study on the impact of the European Defence Agency’s 2005/6 Code of Conduct on Defence Procurement, the first explicitly market based measures enacted. The research design employs mixed methods in the following manner: A) a preliminary statistical study into the volume of intra-European trade in conventional weapons from 1994-2011, and B) a series of semi-structured interviews with policy makers, as well as... (More)
After several decades of collaborative arms procurement conducted on juste retour principles the Member States of the European Union are moving towards market based solutions in their attempts to maintain a competitive and sustainable defence technological and industrial base on the continent. This paper seeks to conduct a baseline study on the impact of the European Defence Agency’s 2005/6 Code of Conduct on Defence Procurement, the first explicitly market based measures enacted. The research design employs mixed methods in the following manner: A) a preliminary statistical study into the volume of intra-European trade in conventional weapons from 1994-2011, and B) a series of semi-structured interviews with policy makers, as well as policy practitioners from both the supply and demand side of the defence procurement equation. Results indicate that at best the measures have had a small impact on marketization. Although the initial results of the preliminary statistical study are decisive, equifinality in causation is ultimately difficult to attribute to the Code of Conduct as many complex dynamics ultimately affect the trends observed. (Less)
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author
Kus, Simon LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20122
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Defence Procurement, Marketization, EU, European Defence Equipment Market, European Defence Agency, Code of Conduct on Defence Procurement
language
English
id
3357993
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:31:24
date last changed
2013-02-05 14:31:24
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  abstract     = {After several decades of collaborative arms procurement conducted on juste retour principles the Member States of the European Union are moving towards market based solutions in their attempts to maintain a competitive and sustainable defence technological and industrial base on the continent. This paper seeks to conduct a baseline study on the impact of the European Defence Agency’s 2005/6 Code of Conduct on Defence Procurement, the first explicitly market based measures enacted. The research design employs mixed methods in the following manner: A) a preliminary statistical study into the volume of intra-European trade in conventional weapons from 1994-2011, and B) a series of semi-structured interviews with policy makers, as well as policy practitioners from both the supply and demand side of the defence procurement equation. Results indicate that at best the measures have had a small impact on marketization. Although the initial results of the preliminary statistical study are decisive, equifinality in causation is ultimately difficult to attribute to the Code of Conduct as many complex dynamics ultimately affect the trends observed.},
  author       = {Kus, Simon},
  keyword      = {Defence Procurement,Marketization,EU,European Defence Equipment Market,European Defence Agency,Code of Conduct on Defence Procurement},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Soft Law and the Single Market: Measuring the Impact of the EDA’s Code of Conduct on Marketizing Defence Procurement in the European Union},
  year         = {2013},
}