Accountability in EU Security and Defence

The Law and Practice of Peacebuilding
 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 21. Mai 2020
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  • 336 Seiten
 
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Currently, some 2,500 civilian experts work across Europe, Africa, and Asia in ten ongoing civilian missions launched under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Mandates cover a broad range of multidimensional tasks, such as rule of law support, law enforcement capacity building, or security sector reform. Numerous (recent) incidents from the field underscore that there are serious institutional as well as procedural weaknesses and irregularities tied to accountability in these EU peacebuilding missions. This title offers a comprehensive legal analysis and empirical study of accountability concerning the Union's peacebuilding endeavours, also referred to as civilian crisis management. Along with examining the governance credentials of EU peacebuilding, the monograph thoroughly scrutinizes de jure and de facto accountability arrangements of political, legal, and administrative nature existing in the domestic sphere, at EU level, and across levels. With a view to providing for a nuanced picture, the assessment further distinguishes between different accountability finalities and evaluates the appropriateness of existing accountability arrangements in civilian crisis management based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
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978-0-19-258330-7 (9780192583307)
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Dr Carolyn Moser is Head of Research Group and Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Her research interests are at the intersection of international and European law and governance, with a particular focus on foreign policy and security issues.
  • Cover
  • Series
  • Accountability in EU Security and Defence
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Series Editor's Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Table of Cases
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1. Accountability for EU Peacebuilding Missions
  • 1. The CSDP and Its Civilian Dimension
  • 2. Accountability Under Hard Governance Conditions
  • 3. A Salient Research Endeavour: Alarming Real-?world Accountability
  • 4. Contribution to the Literature
  • 5. Structure of the Book
  • 2. Unpacking the Civilian Dimension of EU Security and Defence
  • 1. Peacebuilding à l'européenne
  • 1.1 The rationale: embracing a new security environment
  • 1.2 A politico-?strategic frame of reference between ideals and interests
  • 2. The Incremental Development of EU Foreign Affairs, Security, and Defence
  • 2.1 Understanding delegation and institutional design dynamics
  • 2.2 An arduous integration and institutionalization process
  • 2.2.1 Reluctant integration and distinctive codi cation of high politics
  • 2.2.2 External events driving security and defence integration and institutionalization
  • 3. Primary Law as it Stands
  • 3.1 Recasting legal distinctiveness
  • 3.2 Intact executive prerogatives
  • 3.3 (Novel) institutional particularities
  • 4. Civilian Crisis Management, the 'Trademark of CSDP'
  • 4.1 The unexpected ascent of civilian crisis management
  • 4.2 Recalibrated civil-?military interaction
  • 4.3 Conflict-?ridden intersection with other strands of external action
  • 5. Understanding the Sui Generis Bureaucratic Edi ce of Civilian CSDP
  • 5.1 The 'who's who' of EU peacebuilding
  • 5.2 Europeanized intergovernmentalism resulting from concealed agenci cation
  • 5.2.1 Outgrowing the intergovernmental framework
  • 5.2.2 Innovative conceptualizing offering new insights
  • 6. Indispensable Accountability
  • 6.1 Bound by law: the 'practice what you preach' formula
  • 6.2 Mind the gap: reputational aspects
  • 3. Accountability: A Complex Concept for a Compound Policy Tool
  • 1. Construing Accountability as a Corollary to Power
  • 2. Conceptualizing Accountability as a Three-?stage Mechanism
  • 2.1 A mechanism with three interconnected stages
  • 2.2 Accountability types and constellations
  • 3. Contextualizing Accountability in the International Arena
  • 3.1 Governance above the nation-?state: some conceptual specificities
  • 3.2 Accountability catalysts and inhibitors
  • 3.2.1 Institutional design and accountability architecture
  • 3.2.2 Information-?sharing
  • 4. Charting Accountability: A Taxonomy of EU Peacebuilding
  • 4.1 Distilling strategic and operational actors from intricate reporting lines
  • 4.2 Multilevel forum-?mapping
  • 5. Challenging Accountability: Outlining Constraints
  • 5.1 Analytical and practical difficulties
  • 5.2 Access me if you can: on a very restrictive information policy
  • 6. Customizing Accountability to Civilian CSDP
  • 6.1 Accountability nalities
  • 6.2 Research agenda
  • 4. Research Design
  • 1. Brussels at the Centre of Attention
  • 2. Exploring Law and Practice
  • 3. Differentiated Accountability
  • 3.1 Who to whom?
  • 3.2 For what and on which basis?
  • 3.3 The appropriateness question
  • 4. Sources
  • 5. Political Accountability: Unsteady Parliamentary Involvement
  • 1. Parliaments and the domaine réservé
  • 2. National Parliamentary Scrutiny at a Safe Distance
  • 2.1 The role of national parliaments according to EU?law
  • 2.2 Accountability patchwork across Member States
  • 2.3 EU peacebuilding missions: a parliamentary blind spot
  • 3. The European Parliament: An Upgraded Accountability Forum
  • 3.1 Marginalization of parliamentary scrutiny
  • 3.2 Four successful strategies for increasing accountability
  • 3.2.1 Using the power of the purse
  • 3.2.2 Accessing sensitive information: a highly contentious issue
  • 3.2.3 Jurisprudence backing democratic scrutiny of EU external action
  • 3.2.4 Creating facts, expanding in uence
  • 3.3 Conditional interest: the difficult accountability sort of civilian crisis management
  • 4. Interparliamentary Turf Wars
  • 5. The Signi cance of Effective Supranational Parliamentary Scrutiny
  • 6. Legal Accountability: Beyond Jurisdictional Reach?
  • 1. Keeping the Judges at Arm's Length
  • 1.1 Limited juridi cation
  • 1.2 Limited judicialization
  • 1.3 Limited legal accountability?
  • 2. Hurdles to Adjudication by National Courts
  • 3. The Dual Accountability Role of the CJEU
  • 3.1 The Court as an accountability facilitator
  • 3.1.1 Access to sensitive documents: rights and limits
  • 3.1.2 Institutional balance: from policy delimitation to democracy promotion
  • 3.2 The Court as an accountability forum
  • 3.2.1 Adjudicating Europeanized intergovernmentalism
  • 3.2.2 Implied jurisdiction for budget issues
  • 3.2.3 Contingent jurisdiction for acts of staff management
  • 4. Measuring the Wider Jurisdictional Field
  • 4.1 Revised vertical division of labour
  • 4.2 Strasbourg calling: legal protection in horizontal juxtaposition
  • 5. Coping with the lex imperfecta
  • 7. Administrative Accountability: Separate but Complementary Fora
  • 1. Administrative Bits and Pieces
  • 1.1 Diverging reporting lines and varying attribution schemes
  • 1.2 A disparate legal and disciplinary regime for mission personnel
  • 2. Faraway National Authorities
  • 3. The European Ombudsman: At the Core of Administrative Redress
  • 3.1 A polyvalent accountability forum
  • 3.2 Privileged administrative venue for human resources cases
  • 3.3 Fostering accountability arrangements in the overall framework
  • 4. The European Court of Auditors: Between Auditor and Consultant
  • 4.1 Auditing compliance and performance
  • 4.2 Improving conditions for sound nancial management
  • 4.3 Remaining challenges
  • 5. Many Hands Overseen by Some Vigilant Eyes
  • 8. Civilian Crisis Management in an Accountability Crisis?
  • 1. Appropriateness: A Matter of Perspective
  • 1.1 Sobering in-?law accountability
  • 1.2 Promising in-?practice accountability
  • 2. Implications for Theory and Practice
  • 3. Outlook on Accountability in (Civilian) CSDP
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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