The limits of norm promotion: the EU in Egypt and Israel/Palestine

Lazarou, E., Gianniou, M. and Tsourapas, G. (2013) The limits of norm promotion: the EU in Egypt and Israel/Palestine. Insight Turkey, 15(2), pp. 171-193.

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Policy implications aside, assessing the EU’s involvement in the Mediterranean region necessitates a reconsideration of the impact and limits of the so-called ‘normative power’ upon which its approach has been based, implicitly or explicitly. This paper does so by examining the EU’s engagement with Egypt and the Israel-Palestine conflict; it sets out to challenge the notion that EU-style normative power alone is well-suited to promote democracy and regional cooperation, particularly in regions with diverging dynamics where the promotion of EU-associated norms may stumble upon European trade- and diplomacy-related interests. In this sense, it aims to enrich and inform the debates on ‘normative power Europe’ and Euro-Mediterranean relations.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Normative power Europe, EU-Egypt relations, EU-Palestine relations, European foreign policy towards North Africa, EU foreign policy.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tsourapas, Professor Gerasimos
Authors: Lazarou, E., Gianniou, M., and Tsourapas, G.
Subjects:J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Insight Turkey
Publisher:Siyaset Ekonomi ve Toplum Arastirmalari Vakfi
ISSN (Online):2564-7717

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