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Does powerful words create powerful actions

Edling Andersson, Helena LU (2012) NEKH01 20112
Department of Economics
Abstract
The EU has a legacy of being both a trading power and a normative power. During the course of its existence the EU has acquired a history of collaborating with developing countries, this cooperation is to be guided by the promotion of normative principles, such as: human rights, democracy and good governance to mention a few. One way found to promote these norms is through exports and imports. The ambition is to investigate the EU’s aspiration to promote these norms by using cross-section data and regression analyses, comparing the years 2000 and 2008. Consequently, the study aims to see if the EU is at all governed by their normative aspirations when conducting trade with developing countries. However, the results from the thesis show... (More)
The EU has a legacy of being both a trading power and a normative power. During the course of its existence the EU has acquired a history of collaborating with developing countries, this cooperation is to be guided by the promotion of normative principles, such as: human rights, democracy and good governance to mention a few. One way found to promote these norms is through exports and imports. The ambition is to investigate the EU’s aspiration to promote these norms by using cross-section data and regression analyses, comparing the years 2000 and 2008. Consequently, the study aims to see if the EU is at all governed by their normative aspirations when conducting trade with developing countries. However, the results from the thesis show that the EU does not directly trade in a normative manner. Many times the normative values can also collide with what is economically desirable for a trading partner. (Less)
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author
Edling Andersson, Helena LU
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alternative title
Does powerful words create powerful actions
course
NEKH01 20112
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
EU, Normative Power, Public Choice Theory, Developing Countries, Trade
language
English
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2342187
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2012-02-14 09:20:57
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  abstract     = {The EU has a legacy of being both a trading power and a normative power. During the course of its existence the EU has acquired a history of collaborating with developing countries, this cooperation is to be guided by the promotion of normative principles, such as: human rights, democracy and good governance to mention a few. One way found to promote these norms is through exports and imports. The ambition is to investigate the EU’s aspiration to promote these norms by using cross-section data and regression analyses, comparing the years 2000 and 2008. Consequently, the study aims to see if the EU is at all governed by their normative aspirations when conducting trade with developing countries. However, the results from the thesis show that the EU does not directly trade in a normative manner. Many times the normative values can also collide with what is economically desirable for a trading partner.},
  author       = {Edling Andersson, Helena},
  keyword      = {EU,Normative Power,Public Choice Theory,Developing Countries,Trade
},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Does powerful words create powerful actions},
  year         = {2012},
}