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THE EU – BRAZIL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP A case of nested games?

Solli Sellereite, Pia LU (2013) STVM23 20132
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The European Security Strategy adopted by the European Council in 2003 states that forging strategic partnerships with key actors is a priority in EU foreign policy.
In 2007 such a strategic partnership was established with Brazil, based on shared fundamental values and principles such as democracy, rule of law, promotion of human rights and basic freedoms and a market-based economy. Both partners are advocates for a strong multilateral order and in theory they should be able to cooperate well in international negotiations. Scholars have shown that this is not the case. So far the strategic partnership has been suboptimal.
In this thesis the ambition is to explore if the strategic partnership is suboptimal because a suboptimal... (More)
The European Security Strategy adopted by the European Council in 2003 states that forging strategic partnerships with key actors is a priority in EU foreign policy.
In 2007 such a strategic partnership was established with Brazil, based on shared fundamental values and principles such as democracy, rule of law, promotion of human rights and basic freedoms and a market-based economy. Both partners are advocates for a strong multilateral order and in theory they should be able to cooperate well in international negotiations. Scholars have shown that this is not the case. So far the strategic partnership has been suboptimal.
In this thesis the ambition is to explore if the strategic partnership is suboptimal because a suboptimal cooperation is in fact desirable for one or both parties.
By using the theoretical framework of nested games the thesis will provide examples on how the foreign policy priorities of the partners are in fact standing in the way for optimal cooperation.
According to my results, an optimally functioning strategic partnership is not compatible with the foreign policy priorities of Brazil. As a result, the strategic partnership will continue to be suboptimal. (Less)
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author
Solli Sellereite, Pia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20132
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
EU, Brazil, Strategic Partnership, Suboptimal, Nested Games, Foreign Policy.
language
English
id
4146601
date added to LUP
2013-11-29 12:54:32
date last changed
2013-11-29 12:54:32
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  abstract     = {The European Security Strategy adopted by the European Council in 2003 states that forging strategic partnerships with key actors is a priority in EU foreign policy.
In 2007 such a strategic partnership was established with Brazil, based on shared fundamental values and principles such as democracy, rule of law, promotion of human rights and basic freedoms and a market-based economy. Both partners are advocates for a strong multilateral order and in theory they should be able to cooperate well in international negotiations. Scholars have shown that this is not the case. So far the strategic partnership has been suboptimal. 
In this thesis the ambition is to explore if the strategic partnership is suboptimal because a suboptimal cooperation is in fact desirable for one or both parties. 
By using the theoretical framework of nested games the thesis will provide examples on how the foreign policy priorities of the partners are in fact standing in the way for optimal cooperation.
According to my results, an optimally functioning strategic partnership is not compatible with the foreign policy priorities of Brazil. As a result, the strategic partnership will continue to be suboptimal.},
  author       = {Solli Sellereite, Pia},
  keyword      = {EU,Brazil,Strategic Partnership,Suboptimal,Nested Games,Foreign Policy.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {THE EU – BRAZIL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP A case of nested games?},
  year         = {2013},
}