Europe as a Global Actor? Common Security and Defense Policy Question and British And German Role FİLİZ DOĞAN APRIL 2016 Research proposal for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Abstract This research proposal aims to analyze reasons of the European Union’s (EU) inability to develop a strong Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) with regard to the role of main EU member states such as the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany and find an alternative approach to overcome the CSDP question. For this purpose I would like to start my research proposal by providing a brief historical overview of CSDP which has been established by the Treaty of Lisbon as a part of Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) the paper will also examine its amendments and developments with regard to CFSP and main objectives by discussing the most important aspects of it. Then I will study challenges 2010. III. European Policies/Common Foreign and Security Policy. Retrieved from <europa.eu > [24.05.14] Tonra B. & Christiansen T. (2004). Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy. Manchester: Manchester University Press Verola N. (2010). The New EU Foreign Policy under the Treaty of Lisbon. In F. Bindi and I. Angelescu (Eds.). The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe’s Role in the World. (2nd Ed.) (pp. 41-50). Washington: Brookings Institution. Whitman R. G. & Wolff S. (Eds.). (2012). The European Union As a Global Conflict Manager. New York: Routledge. Wallace W. (2005). Collapse of British Foreign Policy. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Worré P. (2013 January) The Consequences of a British Exit From the EU and CSDP: An Analytical Timeline. ISIS Europe-Occasional Paper ISIS Europe and NATO Watch. Retrieved from: www.isis-europe.eu [24.05.14] Youngs R. (2012). European Foreign Policy and the Economic Crisis: What Impact and How to Respond. Working Paper 111. Madrid: FRIDE [...]
The problem of my research proposal is that I mentioned that I researched the history of the CSDP, but I did not mention it in the research methodology part. It was decided that the historical brief would be withdrawn and instead, the interviews would take part in. Another thing is that my case selections. They advised me that I should go on with the recent events such as Syria problem to strengthen why I would like to study these case countries. Especially, they advised that I had to ask the global actress problem through recent events. Finally, I would like to take a hand with research methodology and hypothesis parts while they seem weak.