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EU Autonomous Sanctions: An Attempt for Passive Revolution?

Birben, Burçak (2016) EU Autonomous Sanctions: An Attempt for Passive Revolution?

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Abstract:The notion of sanctions paradox remains debated to the extent that forms of states continue on applying new sanctions including the EU. This thesis intends to explore why there has been an increase in the imposition of EU autonomous sanctions in the last decade although they are ineffective. Based on the coercive nature of sanctions within the areas of International Relations and International Political Economy, the emphasis has been put on a historical materialist approach, which advocates that the relationship between market intentions and political culture of sanctions is not necessarily deterministic, but rather dialectical. To understand to what extent market intentions play role in this strike, the multidisciplinary theory of Neo-Gramscianism is chosen to conduct an empirical analysis of case comparison. This research follows a non-positivist explanatory approach to add the scholarship to what extent the historical materialist perspective is able to explain the main reasoning behind increasing the implementation of autonomous sanctions not only in economic terms but from a dialectical viewpoint.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
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