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Representation, Coordination and Cohesion of the EU in the UN: Connecting Legal and Political Approaches

Tunc, Suzan Lara (2014) Representation, Coordination and Cohesion of the EU in the UN: Connecting Legal and Political Approaches.

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Abstract:This Bachelor Thesis attempts to connect legal and political science in relation to the European Union (EU) within the United Nations (UN). Being a global power is important for the EU in order to control risks, promote democracy, the rule of law and a multilateral world order (Farrell, 2006). The biggest international Institution, the United Nations (UN), is a place of clashing political interests and the main arena for global powers. Therefore, the creation of an effective Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) with a strong united voice, especially in the UN, is an important objective embedded in the EU legal system. The legal obligation builds the frame of political behaviour. However, the EU is not a state with one major interest but a meeting point of several states’ interests which need to be balanced. Hence, the question emerges in how far the EU legal guidelines shape the state’s political behaviour when it comes to political negotiation and actions in the UN. The general aim of the paper is to examine the EU’s performance in the UN in relation to the legal frame of the Lisbon Treaty. To pursue this aim the study is based on a literature review.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:86 law, 89 political science
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65893
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