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The European Union and Arms’ Embargoes

Naylor, Carl LU (2018) STVK02 20172
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This is a comparative study of China, Iran, Russia and Saudi Arabia, from an EU perspective. The EU imposed arms’ embargoes on China, Iran and Russia for reasons such as democratic concerns and military aggrandisement, the purpose of this study is therefor to find explanations to why the EU have not imposed arms’ embargoes on Saudi Arabia, a state who have arguably committed similar acts as the other cases. The research question is as follows: What explanations are there that the European Union has imposed arms’ embargoes on some states but not on others? In order to answer this question, Charles L. Glaser’s theory of Rational Choice in International Politics will be used as a tool in order try and find the reasons behind why the EU acts... (More)
This is a comparative study of China, Iran, Russia and Saudi Arabia, from an EU perspective. The EU imposed arms’ embargoes on China, Iran and Russia for reasons such as democratic concerns and military aggrandisement, the purpose of this study is therefor to find explanations to why the EU have not imposed arms’ embargoes on Saudi Arabia, a state who have arguably committed similar acts as the other cases. The research question is as follows: What explanations are there that the European Union has imposed arms’ embargoes on some states but not on others? In order to answer this question, Charles L. Glaser’s theory of Rational Choice in International Politics will be used as a tool in order try and find the reasons behind why the EU acts the way it does in the international sphere. As this is a comparative study, Mills method of difference will be used. This is because all four cases that have been presented are similar, in regard to the official EU reasons for arms’ embargoes, however, only three of them have actually seen arms’ embargoes imposed on them. (Less)
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Naylor, Carl LU
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STVK02 20172
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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European Union, China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Arms’ embargoes, comparative study and Rational choice
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English
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8931014
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2018-08-24 09:12:52
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  abstract     = {This is a comparative study of China, Iran, Russia and Saudi Arabia, from an EU perspective. The EU imposed arms’ embargoes on China, Iran and Russia for reasons such as democratic concerns and military aggrandisement, the purpose of this study is therefor to find explanations to why the EU have not imposed arms’ embargoes on Saudi Arabia, a state who have arguably committed similar acts as the other cases. The research question is as follows: What explanations are there that the European Union has imposed arms’ embargoes on some states but not on others? In order to answer this question, Charles L. Glaser’s theory of Rational Choice in International Politics will be used as a tool in order try and find the reasons behind why the EU acts the way it does in the international sphere. As this is a comparative study, Mills method of difference will be used. This is because all four cases that have been presented are similar, in regard to the official EU reasons for arms’ embargoes, however, only three of them have actually seen arms’ embargoes imposed on them.},
  author       = {Naylor, Carl},
  keyword      = {European Union,China,Iran,Russia,Saudi Arabia,Arms’ embargoes,comparative study and Rational choice},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The European Union and Arms’ Embargoes},
  year         = {2018},
}