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As You Saw, So Shall You Reap - An attempt to explain the Senegalese decision to brake off negotiations on a renewed Fisheries Agreement with the EU in 2006

Carlsson, Tobias LU (2009) STVM01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Senegalese decision to brake off negotiations over a renewed fisheries agreement with the European Union in 2006 represents a puzzle since substantial economical gains are associated with an accord and because such agreements have been renewed with a certain degree of continuity in the past. In this thesis, it is argued that the Senegalese withdrawal can be understood as a response to solid domestic opposition to an eventual agreement. The resistance was rooted in government manipulation of accord-opposing factions during the fisheries agreement negotiations of 2002 as well as in a historic process that has brought, notably, labor unions and civil organizations to occupy political space formerly held by the Senegalese state. The EU, on... (More)
The Senegalese decision to brake off negotiations over a renewed fisheries agreement with the European Union in 2006 represents a puzzle since substantial economical gains are associated with an accord and because such agreements have been renewed with a certain degree of continuity in the past. In this thesis, it is argued that the Senegalese withdrawal can be understood as a response to solid domestic opposition to an eventual agreement. The resistance was rooted in government manipulation of accord-opposing factions during the fisheries agreement negotiations of 2002 as well as in a historic process that has brought, notably, labor unions and civil organizations to occupy political space formerly held by the Senegalese state. The EU, on its part, reduced the probability of success as the negotiating delegation of 2006 brought with it a new mandate, stemming from the reform of the CFP, which demanded unwanted financial transparency from the part of the Senegalese. Ideas held by actors involved in the process have played a small, yet distinguishable, part. The results have been obtained primarily through interviews with informed actors and stakeholders in the Senegalese capital of Dakar. (Less)
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Carlsson, Tobias LU
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alternative title
To Reap Opposition -
course
STVM01 20092
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Two-Level games, Common Fisheries Policy, International Negotiation, Fisheries Partnership Agreements., Senegal
language
English
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1525139
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  abstract     = {The Senegalese decision to brake off negotiations over a renewed fisheries agreement with the European Union in 2006 represents a puzzle since substantial economical gains are associated with an accord and because such agreements have been renewed with a certain degree of continuity in the past. In this thesis, it is argued that the Senegalese withdrawal can be understood as a response to solid domestic opposition to an eventual agreement. The resistance was rooted in government manipulation of accord-opposing factions during the fisheries agreement negotiations of 2002 as well as in a historic process that has brought, notably, labor unions and civil organizations to occupy political space formerly held by the Senegalese state. The EU, on its part, reduced the probability of success as the negotiating delegation of 2006 brought with it a new mandate, stemming from the reform of the CFP, which demanded unwanted financial transparency from the part of the Senegalese. Ideas held by actors involved in the process have played a small, yet distinguishable, part. The results have been obtained primarily through interviews with informed actors and stakeholders in the Senegalese capital of Dakar.},
  author       = {Carlsson, Tobias},
  keyword      = {Two-Level games,Common Fisheries Policy,International Negotiation,Fisheries Partnership Agreements.,Senegal},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {As You Saw, So Shall You Reap - An attempt to explain the Senegalese decision to brake off negotiations on a renewed Fisheries Agreement with the EU in 2006},
  year         = {2009},
}