Interregionalism as a Foreign Policy of the European Union: A Case for Soft Power?

Date of Award

Spring 5-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science & Geography

Program/Concentration

Graduate Program in International studies

Committee Director

Simon Serfaty

Committee Member

Regina Karp

Committee Member

Steve Yetiv

Call Number for Print

Special collections LD4331.I45 M567 2012

Abstract

This paper looks at the interregionalism as a part of the European Union's foreign policy. It argues that the EU's use of soft power can be traced within this policy. The paper proposes two methods of defining soft power in action: through presence and through purposive action. Three case studies are analyzed to support this. It is shown that indeed the EU exercised soft power toward other actors using these mechanisms. Success of these actions was however not always present.

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DOI

10.25777/3mqh-x504

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