Koivula examines the discursive space related to the use of military force by the European Union (EU). By examining the EU's relationship to its use of military force during the course of its history and by demonstrating that the contemporary discursive space of the EU military dimension is incoherent in nature and contains inherent contradictions, he seeks to answer the related question of whether extreme forms of military enforcement, for example killing, is appropriate for the EU.

chapter |10 pages

Haunted by the use of military force

chapter |22 pages

The approach of this book

chapter |18 pages

The CSDP in the light of myths

chapter |21 pages

Use of military force in CSDP operations

chapter |13 pages

In search of credibility