Advanced

Den motvillige europén? - En studie av svensk biståndspolitik efter EU-medlemskapet

Guma, Josef LU (2010) STVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In order to understand the effects of European integration on national politics this thesis examines Swedish bilateral development aid-politics; how it has changed character after membership in the European Union; and if political integration has led to an Europeanization of Swedish aid-politics. The theoretical framework is based on Neofunctional theory, which explains political integration. The findings derive from quantitative and qualitative analyses of Swedish development policies for Tanzania. The entire donor community operates within the country which makes Tanzania the perfect case to study changes in Swedish aid-politics.


The study found that the EU has successfully consolidated itself as an establishment for multilateral... (More)
In order to understand the effects of European integration on national politics this thesis examines Swedish bilateral development aid-politics; how it has changed character after membership in the European Union; and if political integration has led to an Europeanization of Swedish aid-politics. The theoretical framework is based on Neofunctional theory, which explains political integration. The findings derive from quantitative and qualitative analyses of Swedish development policies for Tanzania. The entire donor community operates within the country which makes Tanzania the perfect case to study changes in Swedish aid-politics.


The study found that the EU has successfully consolidated itself as an establishment for multilateral aid cooperation and integrated itself into the Swedish administration to such a degree that multilateral aid politics is becoming increasingly Europeanized. According to neofunctional teaching bilateral aid politics ought to be incorporated into the EU policy-sphere due to “spill-over effects” and “the transfer of domestic allegiances” – resulting in increasing signs of European political integration in bilateral politics. However few indications supporting the Europeanization of bilateral aid policy were observed, which lead to the conclusion that bilateral aid is not overly influenced by the EU or Europeanized. Instead the study found strong indications of international integration. The EU's insufficient institutional capacity; inadequate transfer of domestic allegiances; and the pre-existence of developed international organizations for aid-cooperation were found to be the main explanations for its inability to integrate and Europeanize bilateral aid-policy within the union. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Guma, Josef LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Neofunctionalism, Europeanization, European Union, Political integration, Swedish development aid-policy.
language
Swedish
id
1635990
date added to LUP
2010-09-13 09:39:30
date last changed
2010-09-13 09:39:30
@misc{1635990,
  abstract     = {In order to understand the effects of European integration on national politics this thesis examines Swedish bilateral development aid-politics; how it has changed character after membership in the European Union; and if political integration has led to an Europeanization of Swedish aid-politics. The theoretical framework is based on Neofunctional theory, which explains political integration. The findings derive from quantitative and qualitative analyses of Swedish development policies for Tanzania. The entire donor community operates within the country which makes Tanzania the perfect case to study changes in Swedish aid-politics.

 
The study found that the EU has successfully consolidated itself as an establishment for multilateral aid cooperation and integrated itself into the Swedish administration to such a degree that multilateral aid politics is becoming increasingly Europeanized. According to neofunctional teaching bilateral aid politics ought to be incorporated into the EU policy-sphere due to “spill-over effects” and “the transfer of domestic allegiances” – resulting in increasing signs of European political integration in bilateral politics. However few indications supporting the Europeanization of bilateral aid policy were observed, which lead to the conclusion that bilateral aid is not overly influenced by the EU or Europeanized. Instead the study found strong indications of international integration. The EU's insufficient institutional capacity; inadequate transfer of domestic allegiances; and the pre-existence of developed international organizations for aid-cooperation were found to be the main explanations for its inability to integrate and Europeanize bilateral aid-policy within the union.},
  author       = {Guma, Josef},
  keyword      = {Neofunctionalism,Europeanization,European Union,Political integration,Swedish development aid-policy.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den motvillige europén? - En studie av svensk biståndspolitik efter EU-medlemskapet},
  year         = {2010},
}