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Why the EU’s commitment to preventing human rights abuses abroad is more than just rhetoric

Kreutz, Joakim (2014) Why the EU’s commitment to preventing human rights abuses abroad is more than just rhetoric. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Is EU foreign policy genuinely influenced by humanitarian concerns or are such claims merely used to add legitimacy to traditional power politics? Joakim Kreutz uses data on EU foreign policy actions between 1989 and 2008 to assess the extent to which human rights concerns have played a role in decisions to intervene abroad. He finds a correlation between humanitarian atrocities and EU interventions; however this effect is strongly influenced by the geographic region in which atrocities take place. Overall, the EU appears most sensitive to human rights abuses within non-EU countries in Europe, followed by sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:20
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71644

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