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Institutional Change - in pursuit of coherence?

Nolin, Elin LU (2013) STVM23 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The well-stated fact that institutions matter, according to new institutionalism, is the starting point for this thesis. On this basis, institutional change will be the focus for the three approaches historical institutionalism, rational choice institutionalism and sociological institutionalism. These approaches however focus on different storylines to the same story of institutional change. This thesis therefore aims at explaining institutional change of the EU as a foreign policy actor through these three approaches of new institutionalism. More specifically, how a change in competence post Lisbon has affected the coherence of the EU as an international security actor.
The research also provides a case study follow-up example of how... (More)
The well-stated fact that institutions matter, according to new institutionalism, is the starting point for this thesis. On this basis, institutional change will be the focus for the three approaches historical institutionalism, rational choice institutionalism and sociological institutionalism. These approaches however focus on different storylines to the same story of institutional change. This thesis therefore aims at explaining institutional change of the EU as a foreign policy actor through these three approaches of new institutionalism. More specifically, how a change in competence post Lisbon has affected the coherence of the EU as an international security actor.
The research also provides a case study follow-up example of how the EU acts as an international security actor in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe post Lisbon. This mixed method is however only a technical approach and EU statements in the Permanent Council and Forum for Security Cooperation at the OSCE are compiled into data that reveals some differences with reference to EU competence.
The thesis demonstrates that one theoretical approach does not necessarily contradict another, but rather should be considered as fruitful encounters when explaining EU institutional change and its effects on coherence. (Less)
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author
Nolin, Elin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The EU as an International Security Actor
course
STVM23 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
New institutionalism, coherence, competence, EU international security actor, institutional change
language
English
id
3798655
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:06:21
date last changed
2013-07-01 13:06:21
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  abstract     = {The well-stated fact that institutions matter, according to new institutionalism, is the starting point for this thesis. On this basis, institutional change will be the focus for the three approaches historical institutionalism, rational choice institutionalism and sociological institutionalism. These approaches however focus on different storylines to the same story of institutional change. This thesis therefore aims at explaining institutional change of the EU as a foreign policy actor through these three approaches of new institutionalism. More specifically, how a change in competence post Lisbon has affected the coherence of the EU as an international security actor. 
The research also provides a case study follow-up example of how the EU acts as an international security actor in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe post Lisbon. This mixed method is however only a technical approach and EU statements in the Permanent Council and Forum for Security Cooperation at the OSCE are compiled into data that reveals some differences with reference to EU competence. 
The thesis demonstrates that one theoretical approach does not necessarily contradict another, but rather should be considered as fruitful encounters when explaining EU institutional change and its effects on coherence.},
  author       = {Nolin, Elin},
  keyword      = {New institutionalism,coherence,competence,EU international security actor,institutional change},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Institutional Change - in pursuit of coherence?},
  year         = {2013},
}