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International Political Economy Series

EU Development Policies

Between Norms and Geopolitics

Editors: Beringer, Sarah L., Maier, Sylvia, Thiel, Markus (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to a more differentiated view of EU development policies
  • Contains relevant case studies form the global North and South
  • Provides an update on EU Development Policies inclusive of UN Sustainable Development Goals
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“An excellent collection of essays that illustrate how EU member states’ wish to implement normatively inspired policies is confronted with the geopolitical realities of today’s world. The authors succeed in presenting an even-handed account of the way in which the tensions between norms and geopolitics play out, as well as of the responses given by EU policy makers.”
Wil Hout, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Netherlands

The European Union (EU), while collectively constituting the world’s largest development provider, has come under internal and external pressures over the past decade. This book argues that the EU’s development policies are situated between the bloc’s normative ideals and the global geopolitical realities in which it is embedded. In order to investigate these tensions, it asks how far the 'normative power' Europe concept exists in EU development policies, and how far it is recognizable in the EU’s focus on human rights, the rule of law, and sustainability. In light of the tension in EU development policies between those ideals and the necessity to project neoliberal and geopolitical interests, how do receiving countries perceive the EU’s development efforts? This volume, complete with contributions from academics from a wide range of disciplines based all around the globe, provides answers to these essential questions.

About the authors

Sarah L. Beringer is Research Coordinator at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., USA. Her research focuses on issues in International Political Economy, particularly on transnational aspects involving the EU, the USA, and emerging economies.

Sylvia Maier is Clinical Associate Professor and directs the Concentration in Global Gender Studies at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University, USA. Her research focuses on women’s rights, education, and the globalization-empowerment nexus in the Middle East, Gulf States, and Afghanistan.

Markus Thiel is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, and directs the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and the European and Eurasian Studies Program at Florida International University, USA. His research centers on Identity Politics and Human Rights policies in the EU.     

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Beringer, Sarah L. (et al.)

  • Energy, Climate Change and EU Development Policy

    Pages 17-34

    Beringer, Sarah L.

  • Theorizing the EU’s International Promotion of LGBTI Rights Policies in the Global South

    Pages 35-53

    Thiel, Markus

  • The Biodiversity for Life (B4L) Flagship Initiative: The EU, Africa, and Biodiversity Conservation

    Pages 55-77

    LaRocco, Annette

  • European Involvement in China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Geopolitical Pragmatism or Normative Engagement?

    Pages 79-93

    Danner, Lukas K.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
EU Development Policies
Book Subtitle
Between Norms and Geopolitics
Editors
  • Sarah L. Beringer
  • Sylvia Maier
  • Markus Thiel
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01307-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01307-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01306-6
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 207
Number of Illustrations
7 illustrations in colour
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