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Beyond autonomy: rethinking Europe as a strategic actor

Cottey, Andrew, Csernatoni, Raluca, Dobber, Jeroen, Fiott, Daniel, Ghalehdar, Payam, Groitl, Gerlinde and Martill, Benjamin (2022) Beyond autonomy: rethinking Europe as a strategic actor. . LSE Ideas, London, UK.

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Strategic autonomy has become the buzzword of the European policy scene in recent years, with a slew of reports and policy proposals dedicated to the subject, and high-level support among European leaders. But big questions remain about what the concept actually means and what its implications are for Europe and the EU. Drawing on contributions to a recent high-level workshop as well as the five briefings contained in this volume, this report seeks to make the case for moving ‘beyond autonomy’ in five key respects - conceptually, thematically, geographically, temporally, and politically. Only by doing this are we able to move the debate on autonomy forward and highlight a number of key debates and issues on which greater attention from policymakers is needed. This report from LSE IDEAS and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation highlights new directions for policy debate and academic research on the concept of strategic autonomy, all of which take us into new domains.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 10:42
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 10:42

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