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The Moral Economy of EU Relations with North African States : Deep and Comprehensive Trade Agreements under the European Neighbourhood Policy

journal contribution
posted on 18.02.2016, 10:08 by Mark C. E. Langan
The EU has loudly voiced its intention to facilitate poverty reduction and democratisation in North Africa. In particular, it seeks to conclude Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. These are seen as a vital response to the Arab Spring – integrating North African countries into the globalised economy. Applying a moral economy perspective, this article argues, however, that, while ‘Normative Power Europe’ seeks to build more tranquil societies in the region, its trade policies nevertheless threaten to exacerbate poverty and social unrest. The prospect of de-industrialisation in the wake of FTAs will do much to entrench economic asymmetries between the European metropole and its neighbours.

History

Citation

Third World Quarterly: journal of emerging areas, 2015, 36(10), pp. 1827-1844

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Politics and International Relations

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Third World Quarterly: journal of emerging areas

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

issn

0143-6597

eissn

1360-2241

Acceptance date

06/06/2015

Copyright date

2015

Available date

16/03/2017

Publisher version

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436597.2015.1071660

Notes

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Language

en