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'Moral Power' of the European Union in the South Caucasus

Authors: Vasilyan, Syuzanna

  • Makes an important contribution to studies on the South Caucasus region
  • Builds on theoretically innovative, critical and practice-driven research
  • Presents a synergistic account of the EU, its external policy and the South Caucasus
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This book devises a new conceptual framework of ‘moral power’ and applies it to the policy of the European Union (EU) towards the South Caucasian states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It covers the period starting from the 1990s to the present and analyses policy domains (democracy promotion, conflict resolution, security, energy, trade) juxtaposing the policy of EU/member states with those of the United States (US), Russia, Turkey, Iran, as well as inter-governmental and regional organizations. ‘Morality’ is unpacked as composed of seven parameters: consequentialism; coherence; consistency; normative solidity; balance between values and interests; inclusiveness; and external legitimacy. ‘Power’ is branched into ‘potential’, ‘actual’ and ‘actualized’ types. ‘Moral power’ is consequently developed as an objective and neutral framework to capture the foreign policy of an international actor in any geographic area and policy sphere. The book will be useful for students and scholars of International Relations and EU Studies, policy-makers and practitioners.

About the authors

Syuzanna Vasilyan is Research Fellow at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (since 2015) and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris, France (2016). She was Assistant Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies at the American University of Armenia (2011-2015) and Visiting Professor at Central European University, Hungary (2010-2011).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
'Moral Power' of the European Union in the South Caucasus
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60198-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60198-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60196-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 328
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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