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The Counter-Terrorism Policy of the European Union and Transatlantic Cooperation after 9/11: A Case of Policy Convergence?
Swedish National Defence College.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study investigated whether increased transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation has led to increased policy convergence between the counter-terrorism policies of the EU and US. Theory suggests that when transnational communication increases, so should policy convergence. The study conducts a comparative qualitative content analysis of EU and US counter-terrorism policy documents in the time period between 9/11 and 2006. The focus is on the description of terrorism and terrorists as a threat and suggested counter-terrorism measures. A short comparative analysis is also conducted on the counter-terrorism cultures of Europe and the US to aid in establishing whether cultural similarity has facilitated the effectiveness the causal factor. The analysis shows that EU and US counter-terrorism polices mostly exhibit fluctuations in convergence of different policy aspects, with a low degree of enduring convergence and key differences persisting. Some of these differences appear to be attributable to the divergence in the counter-terrorism cultures in Europe and the US. The study concludes is that conversely to what theory suggests, communication as a causal factor does not appear to be sufficient in itself to cause increased policy convergence, and that the causal factor lacks effect without a corresponding facilitating factor.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Policy convergence, Counter-Terrorism, European Union, 9/11, Transatlantic Relations, Counter-terrorism culture, United States
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6302OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6302DiVA: diva2:957760
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Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot säkerhetspolitik
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Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2016-10-28 Created: 2016-09-04 Last updated: 2016-10-28Bibliographically approved

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