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The EU as a global counter-terrorism actor in the making
Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Sweden.
Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1903-4257
2012 (English)In: European Security, ISSN 0966-2839, E-ISSN 1746-1545, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 557-577Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

After the terror attacks of 11 September 2001, the European Union (EU) staked its claim as an important international player in the fight against global terrorism. The EU encouraged new initiatives at the United Nations and devoted newfound attention to aid and assistance programs to third states. The EU's ambitions and heightened activity prompts a number of questions about rhetoric versus action and offers a useful test case for assessing the quality of the EU's ‘actorness’. This article applies the actorness concept to shed light on the EU's behaviour in global counter-terrorism activities. It draws together existing insights on actorness into an analytical framework containing four sets of variables – context, coherence, capability and consistency – and applies the framework to evidence gathered on the EU's international and third country role in countering terrorism. Our results show that the actorness approach sheds considerable light on the EU's international behaviour in global counter-terrorism and suggests the EU has some way to go before becoming a full actor in this area.

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2012. Vol. 21, no 4, p. 557-577
Keywords [en]
terrorism, EU, actorness, international cooperation, intelligence
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-158508DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2012.688809OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-158508DiVA, id: diva2:1237217
Available from: 2018-08-07 Created: 2018-08-07 Last updated: 2018-08-14Bibliographically approved

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