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Högsta prioritet - värdegrunder i EU:s handelspolitik

Eklundh, Emmy LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay intends to map how different values are expressed at different levels of the European trade policy. Prima facie, European trade policy may seem very liberal and as advocating of free trade. This, however, is not entirely true. Within some areas, e.g. agriculture and food policy, EU applies a stricter attitude towards free trade. I believe this to be a consequence of the different priorities made by the union at different levels. At a more general level of the trade policy, free trade is said to be the overall goal. On the other hand, at a more specific level security is dominating the agenda. My ambition besides showing proof of an inconsistency between the two has been to deduce these values, security and free trade, from two... (More)
This essay intends to map how different values are expressed at different levels of the European trade policy. Prima facie, European trade policy may seem very liberal and as advocating of free trade. This, however, is not entirely true. Within some areas, e.g. agriculture and food policy, EU applies a stricter attitude towards free trade. I believe this to be a consequence of the different priorities made by the union at different levels. At a more general level of the trade policy, free trade is said to be the overall goal. On the other hand, at a more specific level security is dominating the agenda. My ambition besides showing proof of an inconsistency between the two has been to deduce these values, security and free trade, from two of the main schools if thought within international political economy, liberalism and protectionism. As a research method, ideational analysis has been the main tool, and even more specifically, ideational critique. (Less)
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Eklundh, Emmy LU
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STVK01 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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European Union, trade policy, security, free trade, liberalism, protectionism
language
Swedish
id
1405238
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2009-06-18 11:01:06
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  abstract     = {This essay intends to map how different values are expressed at different levels of the European trade policy. Prima facie, European trade policy may seem very liberal and as advocating of free trade. This, however, is not entirely true. Within some areas, e.g. agriculture and food policy, EU applies a stricter attitude towards free trade. I believe this to be a consequence of the different priorities made by the union at different levels. At a more general level of the trade policy, free trade is said to be the overall goal. On the other hand, at a more specific level security is dominating the agenda. My ambition besides showing proof of an inconsistency between the two has been to deduce these values, security and free trade, from two of the main schools if thought within international political economy, liberalism and protectionism. As a research method, ideational analysis has been the main tool, and even more specifically, ideational critique.},
  author       = {Eklundh, Emmy},
  keyword      = {European Union,trade policy,security,free trade,liberalism,protectionism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Högsta prioritet - värdegrunder i EU:s handelspolitik},
  year         = {2009},
}