CSDP and the Development of the ‘Global EU’: The Progress of EU Autonomy in the Shadow of Brexit

McArdle, Scarlett (2020) CSDP and the Development of the ‘Global EU’: The Progress of EU Autonomy in the Shadow of Brexit. Europe in the World, 4 (1). ISSN 2399-2875

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Abstract

Security and Defence is a complex area within the EU. In spite of a longstanding history, its development and role within the EU has long remained distinct from other areas; the particular attachment of this area to state sovereignty has necessitated a cautious approach. This paper explores the recent developments in Security and Defence since the Brexit vote in 2016 arguing that, rather the prospect of a UK withdrawal causing a weakening in the EU in this field, instead, it has seen a reinvigoration. It is argued that this is reflective of a broader development of the EU in terms of its autonomy as an external actor, which has, and continues, to shape developments. While beneficial in some ways, the paper concludes by exploring some of the potential problems that may arise from the EU’s particular approach to autonomy, as the Brexit process continues. It particularly considers the potential issue of dispute settlement in any future EU/UK relationship.

Keywords:European Union law, CSDP, Autonomy, Brexit
Subjects:M Law > M100 Law by area
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:39045
Deposited On:12 Mar 2020 15:53

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