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The Crimean Crisis : a case study of the role of EU’s sanctions in international relations

Bersenev, Anastasia (2020) The Crimean Crisis : a case study of the role of EU’s sanctions in international relations.

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Abstract:This thesis offers a critical analysis of the effectiveness of European Union’s (EU) sanctions, especially “smart” sanctions, in relation to the alternative use of diplomatic measures on the extreme case the Crimean crisis. It is still poorly understood which underlying reason might lead to sanctions in the EU context. Thus, it raises the question to what extent the EU’s goals achieve their second goals during the implementation of sanctions – to contain threat against Russia. At the same time, they try to maintain their power on the international stage. Considering the given context, the following research question arises: To what extent are EU’s sanctions a more effective instrument compared to diplomatic instruments to achieve the articulated goals in international relations? – Case Crimean crisis. In order to make an analysis, the theory of sanction, their typology and characteristics will be explored first, the EU sanction’s goal will be mentioned, and consequently, the effects of those sanctions. For this study, a systematic literature review (SLR) will be conducted in the databases JSTOR, and Web of Science. This review includes publications from the years 2014 to 2019. Surely, the quality of those articles will be critically analyzed. This study should contribute to the already existing findings on the effects of sanctions, especially in comparison to diplomacy and to motivate and prepare for similar future studies.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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