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La Politique Européenne de Sécurité et de Défense : entre logiques de pouvoir, pratiques et usages différenciés

Abstract : This paper raises a key question: who governs the European Defence and Security Policy and how ? What are the emerging bureaucratic and symbolic competitions ? In a sociological perspective on policy analysis, the author tries to analyze the new interdependence relations introduced by ESDP, using the concepts of figuration and socialization and adopting a comparative method between France and Germany. First of all, the paper raises the question of the daily decision-making in this policy between the capitals and Brussels and concentrates particularly on the political-military organs of ESDP. The author shows the weigh of the socialization processes to a national institutional practice of defence policy. This socialization to a national decision-making in defence matters confronts with the new ESDP organs in Brussels and raises the question of a potential Europeanization of defence policies. Then the author demonstrates that far from neutralising the bureaucratic and symbolic struggles existing between the political actors (mostly the Foreign Affairs) and the military actors in the making of defence policy on the national level, the new social figuration constituted by the European Security and Defence Policy stimulates and commutes them in Brussels. Thus ESDP doesn't compete with the national defence policies of the member states, but as a matter of fact it seems much more to offer their main actors a new arena for their careers and institutional visibility.
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Delphine Deschaux-Beaume. La Politique Européenne de Sécurité et de Défense : entre logiques de pouvoir, pratiques et usages différenciés. 10e Congrès de l'AFSP, Sep 2009, Grenoble, France. ⟨halshs-00435407⟩

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