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EU Arguments for the Imposition of sanctions

Pashley, Dylan Eiler Christopher LU (2016) MRSG31 20161
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This essay examines the arguments laid forth by the European Union regarding restrictive measures imposed on the Russian Federation, concerning the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, in an effort to evaluate and classify these grounded in the Toulmin model of arguments and Giumelli’s concepts of Con-straining, Coercing and Signalling. By assessing the arguments made by four EU institutions, that relate to the imposition of restrictive measures, the author seeks to gain a deeper understanding of how political language is structured and argu-ments developed when faced with a crisis of this character. Dismissing the basic pain-gain logic or goal-oriented policy practice many academics have come to associate with the study of... (More)
This essay examines the arguments laid forth by the European Union regarding restrictive measures imposed on the Russian Federation, concerning the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, in an effort to evaluate and classify these grounded in the Toulmin model of arguments and Giumelli’s concepts of Con-straining, Coercing and Signalling. By assessing the arguments made by four EU institutions, that relate to the imposition of restrictive measures, the author seeks to gain a deeper understanding of how political language is structured and argu-ments developed when faced with a crisis of this character. Dismissing the basic pain-gain logic or goal-oriented policy practice many academics have come to associate with the study of sanctions, the essay examines the arguments in light of Giumellis theoretical framework and with the following finding. Attempts at co-ercion and constraining are present but play only a minor role in signalling a cred-ible threat. The main component in the significant package of sanctions is that of signalling. Consequently hampering efforts to create sustainable, reliable and transparent international systems that can coerce state actors even on the anar-chical, but asymmetric international plane. (Less)
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Pashley, Dylan Eiler Christopher LU
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MRSG31 20161
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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State Coercion, Restrictive Measures, Signalling, European Union, Sanctions, Russia, Crimea, Human Rights, International Relations, Human rigths
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English
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8888602
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  abstract     = {This essay examines the arguments laid forth by the European Union regarding restrictive measures imposed on the Russian Federation, concerning the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, in an effort to evaluate and classify these grounded in the Toulmin model of arguments and Giumelli’s concepts of Con-straining, Coercing and Signalling. By assessing the arguments made by four EU institutions, that relate to the imposition of restrictive measures, the author seeks to gain a deeper understanding of how political language is structured and argu-ments developed when faced with a crisis of this character. Dismissing the basic pain-gain logic or goal-oriented policy practice many academics have come to associate with the study of sanctions, the essay examines the arguments in light of Giumellis theoretical framework and with the following finding. Attempts at co-ercion and constraining are present but play only a minor role in signalling a cred-ible threat. The main component in the significant package of sanctions is that of signalling. Consequently hampering efforts to create sustainable, reliable and transparent international systems that can coerce state actors even on the anar-chical, but asymmetric international plane.},
  author       = {Pashley, Dylan Eiler Christopher},
  keyword      = {State Coercion,Restrictive Measures,Signalling,European Union,Sanctions,Russia,Crimea,Human Rights,International Relations,Human rigths},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {EU Arguments for the Imposition of sanctions},
  year         = {2016},
}