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Counter-terrorism Cooperation

Lavallee, Chantal; Leonard, Sarah; Kaunert, Christian


Chantal Lavallee

Sarah Leonard
Professor of International Security

Christian Kaunert


Tobias Schumacher

Andreas Marchetti

Thomas Demmelhuber


This chapter examines how the EU has attempted to develop counter-terrorism cooperation with its Eastern and Southern partners and which results it has achieved in practice. It starts by locating counter-terrorism in the broader context of the EU’s security policies. It then examines counter-terrorism cooperation between the EU and its neighbours. Having shown that such cooperation has hitherto remained limited to a large extent, it examines the obstacles to its development before offering some conclusions. For the purposes of this chapter, counter-terrorism is understood as a broad policy area that comprises a range of responses across various governmental departments (Keohane 2005: 2-3), including policing, criminal justice, border controls, the freezing of financial assets, intelligence gathering and, more recently, anti-radicalisation measures.

Publication Date Dec 11, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy
ISBN 9781138913721
APA6 Citation Lavallee, C., Leonard, S., & Kaunert, C. (2017). Counter-terrorism Cooperation. In T. Schumacher, A. Marchetti, & T. Demmelhuber (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood PolicyRoutledge
Keywords European Neighbourhood Policy; European Union; counter-terrorism; European integration; Eastern Partnership; Mediterranean Union
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