MARGARAS, V., 2006. Explaining the emergence of ESDP: from amorphous networks to politico-epistemic communities? UACES Student Forum 7th Annual Conference, Oxford, 20-21 April
In this paper I try to locate the geopolitical milieu in which ideas are generated and
flourish. In order to achieve this I will provide a framework which locates ESDP
actors who act as the ‘carriers’ of the EU strategic culture. The chapter on the theory
of strategic culture demonstrates that each ‘political community’ has its own strategic
culture. Based on this assumption I analyse three different models which are strongly
related to the idea of ‘community-like’ driven groups of policy such as security
communities, politico-epistemic communities and policy networks.