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The EU’s Influence on Brazil’s Climate Policy : Analyzing the Influence of the Normative Power Europe on Third Countries

Kuhn, Jakob (2020) The EU’s Influence on Brazil’s Climate Policy : Analyzing the Influence of the Normative Power Europe on Third Countries.

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Abstract:Since its foundation the European Union has developed from an economic collective of states to a multinational political entity with a diverse selection of policy fields. All its external actions are guided by a complex framework of norms, which also respect the global task of climate and environment conservation. Analyzing Brazil’s climate change mitigation policies in a single-case study, this study tests whether Manners’ and Tocci’s approach of a Normative Power Europe is applicable. The research is based on the question: “What is the perceived legitimacy and effectiveness of instruments used by the EU to persuade Brazil to respect climate standards?”. Using scientific studies, but also paying respect to government documents, legal texts and news articles, this question is answered. Key arguments that support the Normative Power Europe approach are the findings that diplomacy, communication and the establishment of multilateral treaties are at the core of European foreign policy. However, the study suggests that the European foreign policy is currently not effective in regards to exerting influence in Brazil concerning the implementation of climate change mitigation policies.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80824
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