Cooperation in European defence procurement : OCCAR and the security regime

Michela Ceccorulli
The aim of this research is to analyse the regime in defence procurement together with the dynamics and the shape of coordination achieved among European states. Defence procurement regards the acquisition and management of military programmes by governments or ad hoc agencies. Weapons procurement has historically been a domain of national states. Its apparent linkage with security affairs has hampered or rendered difficult cooperation among states. Nevertheless, pressured by internal and external factors, European countries...