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Tsourapas, Gerasimos, Lazarou, Elena and Gianniou, Maria (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: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISSN: 1302177X
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 09:39
Related URLs: http://file.ins ... 013_lazarou.pdf (Publisher URL)

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