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Article: Intra-European bargaining and the 'tower of babel' EU approach to the burmese conundrum

TitleIntra-European bargaining and the 'tower of babel' EU approach to the burmese conundrum
Authors
KeywordsBurma
Common position
Engagement
EU foreign policy
Myanmar
Ostracism
Sanctions
Issue Date2010
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springerlink.com/content/1096-6838/
Citation
East Asia, 2010, v. 27 n. 1, p. 15-33 How to Cite?
AbstractSince the 1990 imposition of an arms embargo, the European Union has kept on furthering its sanction policies towards Burma's military regime in response to its poor record on human rights and authoritarian rule over the country. However, more than a decade after the 1996 EU Common Position on Burma, the European approach to the Burmese conundrum has still failed to achieve its initial objective of facilitating a transition to democracy and of stimulating aid and development in the country. This article seeks to underline the limits of the EU position by highlighting the internal and external obstacles the Europeans have been facing in their policymaking process towards Burma. It is argued that the varied and multiple interests of the 27 EU members; an influential European public opinion favouring an attitude of ostracism; and misunderstandings or miscalculations in appreciating the current state of Burmese affairs have hindered the EU from playing an efficacious role. Moreover these factors also impede its reappraisal. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/148847
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.243
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dc.description.abstractSince the 1990 imposition of an arms embargo, the European Union has kept on furthering its sanction policies towards Burma's military regime in response to its poor record on human rights and authoritarian rule over the country. However, more than a decade after the 1996 EU Common Position on Burma, the European approach to the Burmese conundrum has still failed to achieve its initial objective of facilitating a transition to democracy and of stimulating aid and development in the country. This article seeks to underline the limits of the EU position by highlighting the internal and external obstacles the Europeans have been facing in their policymaking process towards Burma. It is argued that the varied and multiple interests of the 27 EU members; an influential European public opinion favouring an attitude of ostracism; and misunderstandings or miscalculations in appreciating the current state of Burmese affairs have hindered the EU from playing an efficacious role. Moreover these factors also impede its reappraisal. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010.en_HK
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dc.subjectBurmaen_HK
dc.subjectCommon positionen_HK
dc.subjectEngagementen_HK
dc.subjectEU foreign policyen_HK
dc.subjectMyanmaren_HK
dc.subjectOstracismen_HK
dc.subjectSanctionsen_HK
dc.titleIntra-European bargaining and the 'tower of babel' EU approach to the burmese conundrumen_HK
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