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The Evolution of Information-sharing in EU Counter-terrorism

A Post-2015 Paradigm Shift?

9781803928296 Edward Elgar Publishing
Christine Andreeva, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
Publication Date: March 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 829 6 Extent: c 256 pp
Through a pioneering analysis of two critical junctures in EU counter-terrorism brought about by significant terrorist attacks, this topical book examines the drivers, conditions and impediments for policy integration and information-exchange institutionalisation in EU counter-terrorism.

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Through a pioneering analysis of two critical junctures in EU counter-terrorism, this topical book examines the drivers, conditions and impediments for policy integration and information-exchange institutionalisation in EU counter-terrorism.

Taking a deep dive into the key questions surrounding EU counter-terrorism, Christine Andreeva utilises distinct terrorism case studies over two decades to investigate the evolution of information-sharing in EU counter-terrorism. Using an innovative theoretical framework combining historical and constructivist institutionalism, the book examines key events in EU counter-terrorism development: the 2015-2016 Paris and Brussels attacks and the 2004-2005 Madrid and London attacks. Identifying a post-2015 paradigm policy shift, the book traces the increased efficiency of cross-border and inter-agency co-ordination in the EU’s counter-terrorism policy. Andreeva demonstrates how institutionalisation, information-sharing and improved legislative frameworks have led to further policy integration and added significant value to international EU counter-terrorism efforts.

Illustrating the importance of practitioners’ perception of EU added value in counter-terrorism, this book will be essential to scholars and students of public policy, particularly those studying EU and international politics and EU counter-terrorism. Its empirical findings will also be useful to policymakers and practitioners in security and counter-terrorism fields.
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‘Christine Andreeva’s The Evolution of Information-sharing in EU Counter-terrorism: A Post-2015 Paradigm Shift? makes a timely empirical and theoretical contribution to EU counter-terrorism policy institutionalisation. Drawing upon historical and constructivist institutionalism, this well-researched book explains the institutional changes in EU counter-terrorism by accounting for both structural and cognitive causality. As such, it represents essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of EU tools and instruments in the fight against terrorism.’
– Oldrich Bures, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
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