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EU som sekundär rättighetsgivare : en studie av EUs handelspolicy med fokus på socioekonomiskt ansvar för länder i utveckling

Silfors, Mikael LU (2011) MRSK30 20102
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The European Union is a major global political actor both in fields of trade as well as that of human rights. While the union is engaged in holding their members responsible for human rights abuses and reducing world poverty through aid and beneficial trade, its trade policy is often subject to criticism. Such critique serves as a valuable gate opener to relevant trade policy documents for this essays‟ analysis as to discover the inducements of EU trade and tangible signs of responsibility through formulated policy objectives for the maintenance of socio-economic rights. The study uses a summative content analysis to find and explore these socioeconomic and responsibility oriented formulations after which the result is discussed by a... (More)
The European Union is a major global political actor both in fields of trade as well as that of human rights. While the union is engaged in holding their members responsible for human rights abuses and reducing world poverty through aid and beneficial trade, its trade policy is often subject to criticism. Such critique serves as a valuable gate opener to relevant trade policy documents for this essays‟ analysis as to discover the inducements of EU trade and tangible signs of responsibility through formulated policy objectives for the maintenance of socio-economic rights. The study uses a summative content analysis to find and explore these socioeconomic and responsibility oriented formulations after which the result is discussed by a theoretical framework composed by Thomas Pogge, Onora O‟Neill and David Miller. The results of the study shows that that the EU relates to the fulfillment of socio-economic rights for external trading partners in different ways depending on its relation to the external state. A lesser form of secondary indirect responsibility is formulated in Ghanaian interim EPA and the Cotonou Agreement, as the Everything but Arms initiative lacks support measures. Finally the study showed that the EUs‟ political documents mainly includes indirect forms of state to state responsibility, expecting the government of the developing country to respect and promote rights, while supplying it the measures for doing so. This implies that the EU to some extent fails to take the responsibility of guaranteeing the rights that the theories articulate. (Less)
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author
Silfors, Mikael LU
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MRSK30 20102
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Social, Responsibility, Ghana, Everything but Arms, Economic Partnership Agreement, EU, European Union, Cultural, Economic, Rights
language
Swedish
id
1759791
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2011-02-07 19:47:34
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  abstract     = {The European Union is a major global political actor both in fields of trade as well as that of human rights. While the union is engaged in holding their members responsible for human rights abuses and reducing world poverty through aid and beneficial trade, its trade policy is often subject to criticism. Such critique serves as a valuable gate opener to relevant trade policy documents for this essays‟ analysis as to discover the inducements of EU trade and tangible signs of responsibility through formulated policy objectives for the maintenance of socio-economic rights. The study uses a summative content analysis to find and explore these socioeconomic and responsibility oriented formulations after which the result is discussed by a theoretical framework composed by Thomas Pogge, Onora O‟Neill and David Miller. The results of the study shows that that the EU relates to the fulfillment of socio-economic rights for external trading partners in different ways depending on its relation to the external state. A lesser form of secondary indirect responsibility is formulated in Ghanaian interim EPA and the Cotonou Agreement, as the Everything but Arms initiative lacks support measures. Finally the study showed that the EUs‟ political documents mainly includes indirect forms of state to state responsibility, expecting the government of the developing country to respect and promote rights, while supplying it the measures for doing so. This implies that the EU to some extent fails to take the responsibility of guaranteeing the rights that the theories articulate.},
  author       = {Silfors, Mikael},
  keyword      = {Social,Responsibility,Ghana,Everything but Arms,Economic Partnership Agreement,EU,European Union,Cultural,Economic,Rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {EU som sekundär rättighetsgivare : en studie av EUs handelspolicy med fokus på socioekonomiskt ansvar för länder i utveckling},
  year         = {2011},
}