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A New Approach to EU-ACP Cooperation - The Shaping, Negotiation and Implications of the Cotonou Agreement

Bladh, Ingela (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
On 23 June 2000, the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states

signed the Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid agreement which represents a new

approach to EU-ACP cooperation. For instance, it provides for the non-reciprocal

trade preferences previously enjoyed by the ACP states to be replaced with

regional free trade agreements. The aim of this essay is, firstly, to examine the

EU's motives behind introducing the innovations of the Cotonou Agreement, and

secondly, to analyse how the EU managed to force them through in the EU-ACP

negotiations despite resistance from the ACP states. Thirdly, the potential

implications for the ACP states of the new liberal trade regime that the Cotonou

Agreement entails will be examined.... (More)
On 23 June 2000, the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states

signed the Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid agreement which represents a new

approach to EU-ACP cooperation. For instance, it provides for the non-reciprocal

trade preferences previously enjoyed by the ACP states to be replaced with

regional free trade agreements. The aim of this essay is, firstly, to examine the

EU's motives behind introducing the innovations of the Cotonou Agreement, and

secondly, to analyse how the EU managed to force them through in the EU-ACP

negotiations despite resistance from the ACP states. Thirdly, the potential

implications for the ACP states of the new liberal trade regime that the Cotonou

Agreement entails will be examined. The EU's motives behind introducing the

innovations of the Cotonou Agreement will be analysed from the perspectives of

neo-liberal institutionalism and weak cognitivism, while the theoretical

perspective used to analyse the EU-ACP negotiations on the Agreement will be

power-based regime theory. Finally, by examining the potential impact of the new

trade regime on the development of the ACP states, the essay will test liberal

theories of economic development. (Less)
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author
Bladh, Ingela
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Cotonou Agreement, EU-ACP cooperation, rationalism, cognitivism, neo-liberalism, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1324412
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2007-11-12 00:00:00
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2007-11-12 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {On 23 June 2000, the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states

signed the Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid agreement which represents a new

approach to EU-ACP cooperation. For instance, it provides for the non-reciprocal

trade preferences previously enjoyed by the ACP states to be replaced with

regional free trade agreements. The aim of this essay is, firstly, to examine the

EU's motives behind introducing the innovations of the Cotonou Agreement, and

secondly, to analyse how the EU managed to force them through in the EU-ACP

negotiations despite resistance from the ACP states. Thirdly, the potential

implications for the ACP states of the new liberal trade regime that the Cotonou

Agreement entails will be examined. The EU's motives behind introducing the

innovations of the Cotonou Agreement will be analysed from the perspectives of

neo-liberal institutionalism and weak cognitivism, while the theoretical

perspective used to analyse the EU-ACP negotiations on the Agreement will be

power-based regime theory. Finally, by examining the potential impact of the new

trade regime on the development of the ACP states, the essay will test liberal

theories of economic development.},
  author       = {Bladh, Ingela},
  keyword      = {Cotonou Agreement,EU-ACP cooperation,rationalism,cognitivism,neo-liberalism,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A New Approach to EU-ACP Cooperation - The Shaping, Negotiation and Implications of the Cotonou Agreement},
  year         = {2007},
}