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Legitimacy of Terrorist Lists: A study of National vs. EU Policy

Ridderhof, Megan LU (2017) RÄSM02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
In the wake of 9/11, the Council of the European Union created the so-called ‘CP931’counter-terrorism listing and sanctioning regime. Shortcomings of this regime have been subject to scholarly debates, focused on its lack of respect for human rights and its absent efficiency. However, not yet have these discussions taken into account the meaning of the regime’s relation to national listing policies. This research addresses the absence of legitimacy of the EU listing regime, by conducting David Beetham’s three-tier test of legitimacy. This is a highly relevant approach in the field of the CFSP,as is elucidated in light of theories on multi-level governance. Legitimacy is tested by means of legal analysis, addressing the formal legitimacy of... (More)
In the wake of 9/11, the Council of the European Union created the so-called ‘CP931’counter-terrorism listing and sanctioning regime. Shortcomings of this regime have been subject to scholarly debates, focused on its lack of respect for human rights and its absent efficiency. However, not yet have these discussions taken into account the meaning of the regime’s relation to national listing policies. This research addresses the absence of legitimacy of the EU listing regime, by conducting David Beetham’s three-tier test of legitimacy. This is a highly relevant approach in the field of the CFSP,as is elucidated in light of theories on multi-level governance. Legitimacy is tested by means of legal analysis, addressing the formal legitimacy of the policy, and semi-structured expert interviews with official representatives of 18 EU Member States, touching upon the lack of existence of shared beliefs and compliance to the regime. By use of these methods, this research indicates how the absence of consistency between national policies and the EU listing regime influences the latter’s legitimacy, thereby highlighting the need for change. (Less)
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Ridderhof, Megan LU
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RÄSM02 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Counter-terrorism policy, EU terrorist list, CP931, Legitimacy, Beetham, EU sanctions
language
English
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8911951
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2017-06-15 11:33:51
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  abstract     = {In the wake of 9/11, the Council of the European Union created the so-called ‘CP931’counter-terrorism listing and sanctioning regime. Shortcomings of this regime have been subject to scholarly debates, focused on its lack of respect for human rights and its absent efficiency. However, not yet have these discussions taken into account the meaning of the regime’s relation to national listing policies. This research addresses the absence of legitimacy of the EU listing regime, by conducting David Beetham’s three-tier test of legitimacy. This is a highly relevant approach in the field of the CFSP,as is elucidated in light of theories on multi-level governance. Legitimacy is tested by means of legal analysis, addressing the formal legitimacy of the policy, and semi-structured expert interviews with official representatives of 18 EU Member States, touching upon the lack of existence of shared beliefs and compliance to the regime. By use of these methods, this research indicates how the absence of consistency between national policies and the EU listing regime influences the latter’s legitimacy, thereby highlighting the need for change.},
  author       = {Ridderhof, Megan},
  keyword      = {Counter-terrorism policy,EU terrorist list,CP931,Legitimacy,Beetham,EU sanctions},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Legitimacy of Terrorist Lists: A study of National vs. EU Policy},
  year         = {2017},
}