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Entrapment av en global aktör

Ulvros, Caroline LU (2014) STVM22 20132
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The development of the European Union can be crucial for understanding possibilities for change in state sovereignty. Whether the European Union holds some characteristics that are otherwise incorporated in the notion of the state can be examined by looking at foreign policy, which is regarded as a central feature of sovereignty. The changing perceptions of European foreign policy by the European Unions´ three most influential member states are analysed, thereby illuminating the possible ways of depicting the role of the Union. The attempts by the states to establish a relation to European foreign policy is examined by using the concept of rhetorical entrapment, which implies that institutional uncertainty impels actors to persuade other... (More)
The development of the European Union can be crucial for understanding possibilities for change in state sovereignty. Whether the European Union holds some characteristics that are otherwise incorporated in the notion of the state can be examined by looking at foreign policy, which is regarded as a central feature of sovereignty. The changing perceptions of European foreign policy by the European Unions´ three most influential member states are analysed, thereby illuminating the possible ways of depicting the role of the Union. The attempts by the states to establish a relation to European foreign policy is examined by using the concept of rhetorical entrapment, which implies that institutional uncertainty impels actors to persuade other actors to accept their own conception as the most appropriate. Hereby developments of national positions during a period of ten years are charted, showing a shift from different understandings, including both positions advocating a role as an independent actor in foreign policy and as an instrument for states, to a common depiction of the European Union as a political instrument for the member states. This shift is percieved as an indication of further possibilities to legitimize the role of the European Union as a global actor. (Less)
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author
Ulvros, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Medlemsstaters legitimering av EU:s utrikespolitik
course
STVM22 20132
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
entrapment, normativ institutionalism, EU:s utrikespolitik, suveränitet
language
Swedish
id
4228446
date added to LUP
2014-01-29 17:48:39
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2014-01-29 17:48:39
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  abstract     = {The development of the European Union can be crucial for understanding possibilities for change in state sovereignty. Whether the European Union holds some characteristics that are otherwise incorporated in the notion of the state can be examined by looking at foreign policy, which is regarded as a central feature of sovereignty. The changing perceptions of European foreign policy by the European Unions´ three most influential member states are analysed, thereby illuminating the possible ways of depicting the role of the Union. The attempts by the states to establish a relation to European foreign policy is examined by using the concept of rhetorical entrapment, which implies that institutional uncertainty impels actors to persuade other actors to accept their own conception as the most appropriate. Hereby developments of national positions during a period of ten years are charted, showing a shift from different understandings, including both positions advocating a role as an independent actor in foreign policy and as an instrument for states, to a common depiction of the European Union as a political instrument for the member states. This shift is percieved as an indication of further possibilities to legitimize the role of the European Union as a global actor.},
  author       = {Ulvros, Caroline},
  keyword      = {entrapment,normativ institutionalism,EU:s utrikespolitik,suveränitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Entrapment av en global aktör},
  year         = {2014},
}