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The ENP – A value promoting policy? - The European Neighbourhood Policy as a tool to promote European values in the world

Weckenbrock, K. (2016) The ENP – A value promoting policy? - The European Neighbourhood Policy as a tool to promote European values in the world.

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Abstract:The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the European Neighbourhood Policy. The policy was established with the aim to secure the European borders and help neighbouring countries, with a conditionality model, to approximate to European values in order to create a “ring of friends” around the European Union Member States. The main opinion among research in the field of Europeanization – and especially the European Neighbourhood Policy – is that this plan failed and the ENP needs a review or should even be abolished. However most scholars focus on the democracy transformation aspect of the policy without taking other goals into consideration. In contrast this paper makes a statement on the effectiveness on basis of as many aspects as possible, namely: Freedom and Democracy, Rule of Law and Justice, Prosperity, Solidarity and Peace. This research mainly supports the findings of fellow research concerning democracy transformation, though it also finds that the ENP’s effectiveness is given especially concerning Prosperity and Solidarity. Furthermore a change from the free elective approach of the policy to a gradual approach is suggested.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 71 sociology, 83 economics, 86 law, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69364
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