European Union foreign policy: quietly collapsing democracy Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Perlmutter, William Rogers
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
  • The European Union speaks of promotion of human rights, liberal democratic values and its influence in the world. Yet, by investigating the EU's foreign policy, we can find significant discrepancies between what is rhetorically stated in official statements and how the Union's resources are inefficiently utilized. As a matter of reconciliation regarding the stark reality of the Union's inability to influence its immediate surroundings, and with hope, the lessons that can be drawn from this project, the relationship between the European Union, Turkey and Egypt will be analyzed. Since Turkey's government, the AKP (Justice and Development Party), has taken power in 2002, the government has embraced EU reform for domestic power consolidation; in Egypt, ineffective policies without an EU accession reward left the Egyptian citizens unhappy with the Union's exacerbating policies of social inequality. Thus the EU can observe how policies can improve in the future based on previous failure.
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  • Jenkins, Robert
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