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At Arms Length: The European Union and Europes Defence Industry Terrence R. Guay

At Arms Length: The European Union and Europes Defence Industry

Terrence R. Guay

Published October 15th 1998
ISBN : 9780312213183
Hardcover
219 pages
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Members of the European Union are reluctant to cede their sovereignty over the production and trade of arms, yet there are several factors suggesting that defense industrial restructuring and related government policies must move from the national toMoreMembers of the European Union are reluctant to cede their sovereignty over the production and trade of arms, yet there are several factors suggesting that defense industrial restructuring and related government policies must move from the national to the regional level. These factors include the post-Cold War political environment, international competition in the armaments industry (particularly from American companies), lobbying efforts by some European defense firms and interest groups, attempts by the European commission and Parliament to broaden the EUs policy-making agenda, and the integrative forces unleashed by the Single European Act and Maastricht Treaty. This book explains the evolution of the Arms length relationship between the EU and Europes relationship between the EU and Europes defense industry by describing the development of the institutions powers in this area and the forces facilitating and impeding their expansion.