AmbigEUity – The EU and the Solidarisation of International Society

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dc.contributor.advisor Hasenclever, Andreas (Prof. Dr.) Ahrens, Bettina 2018-08-27T14:25:35Z 2018-08-27T14:25:35Z 2020-07-19
dc.identifier.other 1725127466 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract The study examines the EU’s potential to contribute to the transformation of international socie-ty and thus engages with EU foreign policy as well as the debate about the EU’s role in the world. The focus is on processes of change within the underlying structure of international so-ciety. Following an English School approach, the work focusses on processes of solidarisation. The study sets out three core features that characterise a solidarist as opposed to a pluralist international society: (1) an enhanced degree of cooperation that not only aims at the fulfilment of primary goals, but that increasingly addresses objectives which exceed the mere coexist-ence of (state-) actors; (2) an increased relevance of individuals and other non-state actors within the global order, ultimately also as subjects of international law apart and independent from states; (3) a re-interpretation of state sovereignty as responsibility, including the possibility to transfer certain sovereign rights to higher levels. The analysis of such transformative pro-cesses and the EU’s contribution to them in three different policy fields (human rights, climate change and international trade) focusses on tensions and ambiguities that such processes nec-essarily entail. Ambiguity is an inevitable feature of processes of change because transforma-tive moves always need to engage with those structures that are supposed to be changed. Consequently – and opposed to what is commonly assumed – ambiguous policies can contrib-ute positively to such processes of change. The widespread argument that inconsistencies and contradictions within EU foreign policy necessarily undermine the EU’s transformative potential as well as its normative power is thus turned upside down. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Weltordnung , Ordnung , Wandel , Europäische Union de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 300 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 320 de_DE
dc.subject.other International society en
dc.subject.other change en
dc.subject.other international order en
dc.subject.other European Union en
dc.subject.other English School en
dc.subject.other institutions en
dc.title AmbigEUity – The EU and the Solidarisation of International Society en
dc.type PhDThesis de_DE
dcterms.dateAccepted 2018-07-19
utue.publikation.fachbereich Politikwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE


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