The European Union's policy towards Mercosur Responsive not strategic

Gomez Arana, Arantza (2017) The European Union's policy towards Mercosur Responsive not strategic. European Policy Research Unit . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 978-0-7190-9694-5

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Abstract

This book provides a distinctive and empirically rich account of the European Union's relationship with the Common Market of the South (Mercosur). It seeks to examine the motivations that determine the EU's policy towards Mercosur; the most important relationship the EU has with another regional economic integration organization.
In order to investigate these motivations (or lack thereof), this study examines the contribution of the main policy- and decision-makers, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers, as well as the different contributions of the two institutions. It analyses the development of EU policy towards Mercosur in relation to three key stages.
Arana argues that the dominant explanations in the literature fail to adequately explain the EU's policy, in particular, these accounts tend to infer the EU's motives from its activity. Rather than the EU pursuing a strategy, as implied by most of the existing literature, the EU was largely responsive, which explains why the relationship is much less developed than the EU's relations with other parts of the world.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: European Union, Latin America, Mercosur, Association Agreements, Trade Agreements
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L500 Social Work
L700 Human and Social Geography
R400 Spanish studies
T700 American studies
Divisions: UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
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Depositing User: Arantza Gomez Arana
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 09:01
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 09:09
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5731

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