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Normative Intervention

Andrén, Dan LU (2010) FKVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper is a qualitative case study of the Normative Power Europe theory and Neo-realism, which will be applied to the case of EUFOR´s intervention in Chad and the Central African Republic. The paper seeks to find if European military interventions can be explained with a normative approach.
The paper outlines the key elements in these two theoretical perspectives and uses them to analyze the case. From the analysis, I discuss the reach and limitation of these two perspectives to assess where these two perspective overlap and differs. The result shows that a normative approach does not explain the motives for military intervention. When analyzed from neo-realism it presents underlying motives for the involved actors. The conclusion... (More)
This paper is a qualitative case study of the Normative Power Europe theory and Neo-realism, which will be applied to the case of EUFOR´s intervention in Chad and the Central African Republic. The paper seeks to find if European military interventions can be explained with a normative approach.
The paper outlines the key elements in these two theoretical perspectives and uses them to analyze the case. From the analysis, I discuss the reach and limitation of these two perspectives to assess where these two perspective overlap and differs. The result shows that a normative approach does not explain the motives for military intervention. When analyzed from neo-realism it presents underlying motives for the involved actors. The conclusion is that a normative approach to military intervention is counter-productive for an actor relaying on normative power. (Less)
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author
Andrén, Dan LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A look from the hard and the soft side on the EU intervention in Chad and the Central African Republic
course
FKVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Normative Power Europe, Ian Manners, Neo-realism, EUFOR, Normative power, Chad, Central African Republic
language
English
id
1609357
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 13:10:12
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:34:37
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  abstract     = {This paper is a qualitative case study of the Normative Power Europe theory and Neo-realism, which will be applied to the case of EUFOR´s intervention in Chad and the Central African Republic. The paper seeks to find if European military interventions can be explained with a normative approach.
  The paper outlines the key elements in these two theoretical perspectives and uses them to analyze the case. From the analysis, I discuss the reach and limitation of these two perspectives to assess where these two perspective overlap and differs. The result shows that a normative approach does not explain the motives for military intervention. When analyzed from neo-realism it presents underlying motives for the involved actors. The conclusion is that a normative approach to military intervention is counter-productive for an actor relaying on normative power.},
  author       = {Andrén, Dan},
  keyword      = {Normative Power Europe,Ian Manners,Neo-realism,EUFOR,Normative power,Chad,Central African Republic},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Normative Intervention},
  year         = {2010},
}