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Coping with the 'Security-Development Nexus': : The European Community's Instrument for Stability - Rationale and Potential

Die Verknüpfung zwischen Sicherheit und Entwicklung: Das Instrumen der EU zur Schaffung von Stabilität - Argumentation und Potential
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Gänzle, Stefan

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Corporate Editor Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH
Abstract "Challenges to security and development policy alike, such as fragile states, natural disasters and post-conflict reconstruction, are unlikely to respect the institutional boundaries or delimitation of competences of the European Union's complex system of governance. This holds true for the 'grey area' that exists between traditional foreign/security and development policies. Since 2007, the Instrument for Stability (IfS) constitutes the European Community's main instrument for addressing what has been called the 'security-development nexus'. It is a broadly mandated and flexible policy tool for rapidly funding assistance to countries in situations of (emerging) crisis and natural disaster. Thus, the IfS provides the Community with additional financial capacities in crisis management. While not fundamentally changing the institutional set-up of the EU's external relations, the IfS has contributed to removing legal obstacles and to clarifying actors' roles at the interface of foreign and development policies." (author's abstract)
Keywords EU; crisis management (econ., pol.); international relations; development aid policy; natural disaster; security policy; assistance; EU policy; instruments; developing country
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; European Politics
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Bonn
Page/Pages 124 p.
Series DIE Studies, 47
ISBN 978-3-88985-483-4
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne