EU Normative Performance: A Critical Theory Perspective on the EU’s Response to the Massacre in Andijon, Uzbekistan

Giselle Bosse*

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Abstract

This article introduces a new analytical framework - EU Normative Performance - to examine the European Union's (EU) policy towards autocratic regimes in its wider Eastern neighbourhood. Drawing on critical theory and the writings of Jurgen Habermas, EU Normative Performance does not define measures of a (cost-) efficient conduct of foreign policy, but develops benchmarks of an ideal-type emancipatory policy constrained by normative principles (Normative Performance as output) and derived from undistorted argumentative reasoning (Normative Performance as a process). The case study assesses the EU's response to the Andijon massacre in Uzbekistan in May 2005.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-71
Number of pages16
JournalEast European Politics
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • EU performance
  • EU neighbourhood policy
  • EU normative power
  • EU foreign policy
  • EU arms embargo
  • Uzbekistan
  • EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD POLICY
  • DEMOCRACY PROMOTION
  • EXTERNAL GOVERNANCE
  • POWER
  • OBJECTIVES
  • POLITICS
  • RULES

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