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
Dates:
DateEvent
February 2017Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: European Union, Latin America, Mercosur, Association Agreements, Trade Agreements
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-03 - social policy
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-04 - health and social care > CAH15-04-01 - social work
CAH26 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01-03 - human geography
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-04 - Iberian studies
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-08 - American and Australasian studies
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Arantza Gomez Arana
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 09:01
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:42
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5731

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