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Theorizing Internal Security in the European Union$
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Raphael Bossong and Mark Rhinard

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198739487

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739487.001.0001

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Alternative Perspectives on Internal Security Cooperation in the European Union

Alternative Perspectives on Internal Security Cooperation in the European Union

Setting the Scene

(p.3) 1 Alternative Perspectives on Internal Security Cooperation in the European Union
Theorizing Internal Security in the European Union

Raphael Bossong

Mark Rhinard

Oxford University Press

European Union cooperation in the field of internal security can now be counted amongst the most established areas of European integration studies. This introductory chapter surveys the evolution of academic research on this phenomenon across several disciplines and theoretical approaches. It first provides a pragmatic definition of ‘internal security’ and ‘theory’ for the purposes of the volume. The chapter then sketches research developments in the field from its early beginnings to the current diverse menu of approaches and agendas, organized in terms of their respective attention to the politics, policy, or the constitutional or polity-related effects of internal security cooperation. It is argued that the maturing field should endeavour to overcome this fragmented debate and identify opportunities for dialogue. The chapter concludes by introducing the individual contributions to this volume.

Keywords:   EU integration, internal security, theorizing, multidisciplinary, policy field

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