Becoming and Responsible Leader: Germany and the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy

Alister Miskimmon

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This chapter seeks to explain Germany’s emerging role within CFSP through an analysis of how German governments have outlined a narrative of responsibility in security and defence policy and how this has shaped Germany’s involvement in CFSP. The development of the narrative of responsibility encapsulates Germany’s conception of its involvement in the CFSP and helps explain the uneven and contested nature of German economic hegemony in Europe and the enduring pattern of cooperation and conflict which have defined the development of CFSP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommon or Divided Security?
Subtitle of host publicationGerman and Norwegian perspective on Euro-Atlantic Security
EditorsRobin Allers, Carlo Masala, Rolf Tamnes
PublisherPeter Lang AG
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)3631646275
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014


  • Germany, Security, European Union

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