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Institutions, Institutional Change, and ESDP. Anand Menon . Argument is that theories cannot explain ESDP well enough. Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change. . Outline.

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Institutions 2c institutional change 2c and esdp


Outline
Outline Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Theoretical Extremes

  • An Alternative

  • Empirical Evidence

  • Explanations

  • Institutions and Outcomes

  • Conclusion


Theoretical extremes 1
Theoretical extremes (1) Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Realism and Institutions

    • Security and state interests

    • Epiphenomena

    • Great power domination

  • Balancing

    • Ignore regimes to exaggerate European ambitions

    • (curious parallel with heroic normative approach)


Theoretical extremes 2
Theoretical Extremes (2) Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Institutionalism

    • Has tended to buy in to security arguments

    • Focus on environment and economics

    • Emphasis on continuity Path dep etc)

      • Definitions (institutions, organisations); critical junctures;

      • Absence of any conception of political conflict


An alternative
An alternative Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Incremental change

    • Chinese whispers versus path dependence

  • Instruments

    • Palier: new instrument shakes up existing arrangements and can lead to important, incremental and unforeseen institutional change

  • Structure and style

    • Scharpf: decision style

  • Institutional Density


Empirical evidence
Empirical evidence Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Evolution of ESDP and NATO

    • Treaties

    • Structures

    • Capabilities

    • missions


Explanations
Explanations Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Incremental change

  • Negotiating style

  • Instruments

  • Institutional density


Institutions and outcomes
Institutions and Outcomes Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Big subject

  • No big 3 domination

  • Unexpected outcomes

  • Humdrum versus heroic


Conclusions
Conclusions Either ignore institutions, or make claims about them that are simply not accurate. Highly institutionalised security sphere yet also much rapid change.

  • Taking institutions seriously

  • Change and institutions

  • Europe and Social Science