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The European Union as a security actor: cooperative multilateralism

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If the term ‘Cooperative Security’ is rarely used in European Union (EU) parlance, it is at the heart of the EU’s approach to security as expressed in its 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS), together with its comprehensive or holistic nature and its emphasis on conflict prevention.

in Security and Human Rights, vol. 21:1, 2010, pp. 12-17.
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