The Efficacy of Sanctions of the European Union: When and why do they work?

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dc.contributor.author PORTELA, Clara
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-27T10:04:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-27T10:04:30Z
dc.date.created 2008 en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Florence, European University Institute, 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/10441
dc.description Defense date: 20/06/2008 en
dc.description Examining Board: Prof. Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor) Prof. Marise Cremona (EUI, Law Department) Prof. Karen Smith (London School of Economics) Prof. Thomas Biersteker (Brown University) en
dc.description In November 2011 (Cologne), the thesis was awarded the 2011 THESEUS Prize for Promising Research on European Integration. THESEUS is a European Studies network, composed of Sciences Po-Paris, Universitaet Koeln, the Thyssen Foundation and the Belgium-based TEPSA network.
dc.description.abstract The present investigation analyses the efficacy of sanctions imposed by the European Union against third countries. It looks upon measures imposed after, or in force by 1992, year of the signing of the Treaty on European Union which created the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Sanctions wielded within four legal frameworks are considered: CFSP sanctions, the suspension of development aid and trade preferences under the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, the withdrawal of trade privileges under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), and other sanctions imposed by the EU outside these frameworks. Departing from the assumptions made by theories on the operation of sanctions, the study puts forward a series of hypotheses, which are subsequently tested with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and empirical case-studies. After presenting some findings, the investigation concludes by assessing the relevance of traditional sanctions theory in accounting for the efficacy of EU sanctions, and the implications of the findings for the conceptualisation of the EU's international role. en
dc.format.medium Paper en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI PhD theses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Political and Social Sciences en
dc.subject.lcsh Economic sanctions
dc.title The Efficacy of Sanctions of the European Union: When and why do they work? en
dc.type Thesis en
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