The European Union and Morocco. Security through authoritarianism?

Cavatorta, Francesco; Chari, Raj and Kritzinger, Sylvia (June 2006) The European Union and Morocco. Security through authoritarianism? Former Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Political Science Series 110


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Abstract: Recent international events sparked renewed academic interest for the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy, particularly towards the Arab world. Usually, much is made of the normative power of the Union and of its role in exporting the values of democratic governance and human rights. It follows that the policies of the Union in specific regions are judged according to the parameters of liberal idealism. This paper challenges such an assumption and argues that a structural realist interpretation of the Union's tentative foreign policy makes a decisive contribution to better understand and evaluate what the Union 'does' abroad. The paper is specifically concerned with the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and how, contrary to the liberal idealist values of CFSP, it helps securitising the Mediterranean through the promotion and support of political authoritarianism in the partner countries. The case of Morocco is discussed in detail.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'GASP' 'Liberaler Idealismus' 'Struktureller Realismus' 'Euro-Mediterrane Partnerschaft' 'Marokko' 'CFSP' 'Liberal Idealism' 'Structural Realism' 'Euro-Mediterranean Partnership' 'Morocco'
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 16:17
ISBN: 1605-8003

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