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Unite Me Not

Vogt, Caroline LU (2012) SIMV07 20121
Graduate School
Abstract
This thesis researches the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union and its effect on the cooperation of the EU states in the United Nations General Assembly. Building on former studies concerning a similar research area, the goal of this thesis is twofold. One the one hand, it aims to empirically investigate the coordination of the EU states on the international stage, using voting cohesion and the UNGA as proxies. The main focus lies on the progression of voting behaviour over time and on the effect of the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon. The second aim is to test the applicability of two classic theories of international relations, realism and institutionalism, which have been modified as to better explain... (More)
This thesis researches the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union and its effect on the cooperation of the EU states in the United Nations General Assembly. Building on former studies concerning a similar research area, the goal of this thesis is twofold. One the one hand, it aims to empirically investigate the coordination of the EU states on the international stage, using voting cohesion and the UNGA as proxies. The main focus lies on the progression of voting behaviour over time and on the effect of the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon. The second aim is to test the applicability of two classic theories of international relations, realism and institutionalism, which have been modified as to better explain the CFSP. Both the „satisfactory realist explanation‟ and the „satisfactory institutionalist explanation‟ are shown to add significantly to the understanding of the behaviour of the EU states within United Nations system. (Less)
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author
Vogt, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
European Union Foreign Policy and Voting Cohesion in the United Nations General Assembly
course
SIMV07 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
European Union Voting Cohesion UNGA
language
English
id
2732653
date added to LUP
2012-06-14 16:19:51
date last changed
2012-06-14 16:19:51
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  abstract     = {This thesis researches the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union and its effect on the cooperation of the EU states in the United Nations General Assembly. Building on former studies concerning a similar research area, the goal of this thesis is twofold. One the one hand, it aims to empirically investigate the coordination of the EU states on the international stage, using voting cohesion and the UNGA as proxies. The main focus lies on the progression of voting behaviour over time and on the effect of the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon. The second aim is to test the applicability of two classic theories of international relations, realism and institutionalism, which have been modified as to better explain the CFSP. Both the „satisfactory realist explanation‟ and the „satisfactory institutionalist explanation‟ are shown to add significantly to the understanding of the behaviour of the EU states within United Nations system.},
  author       = {Vogt, Caroline},
  keyword      = {European Union Voting Cohesion UNGA},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unite Me Not},
  year         = {2012},
}