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The high representative and the Libya crisis: an assessment

Prescher, Dominique (2013) The high representative and the Libya crisis: an assessment.

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Abstract:The newly established post of the High Representative faced the 2011 Libya crisis as a first test in conducting CFSP. With the purpose of assessing the HR´s work in the crisis from a neo-institutional perspective this thesis elaborates the goals of the post and compares them with concrete activities regarding the situation in Libya in the first half of 2011. It becomes clear that the HR was partly successful in coordinating humanitarian aid, but unsuccessful in conducting CFSP towards a common and comprehensive policy. In playing the bridging function between EU institutions and member states in foreign policy matters the HR failed to reach consensus. One of the reasons the thesis identifies, is that HR Ashton highly relied on a strategy strengthening the humanitarian aid sector, but not resolving the crisis and ending the massive humanitarian rights violations, e.g. through a military approach.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration BSc (56627)
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