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Normative Power Rivalry? The European Union, Russia and the Question of Kosovo. College of Europe EU Diplomacy Paper 6/2010

Steinkohl, Jan. (2010) Normative Power Rivalry? The European Union, Russia and the Question of Kosovo. College of Europe EU Diplomacy Paper 6/2010. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the concept of normative power rivalry. Assuming that normative power can lead to rivalry between international actors, the conditions under which the European Union’s norms can cause rivalry and conflict are investigated. The hypothesis holds that the greater the clash in relevant norms, the more likely differences between them will lead to conflict. In order to test this supposition, a constructivist approach is developed and applied in a case study of the interaction between Russia and the European Union on the issue of Kosovo. It is argued that the EU’s and Russia’s interpretations of sovereignty, international law and multilateralism conflicted, thus leading to normative power rivalry over Kosovo.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Russia
    EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-South-Eastern Europe (Balkans)
    Countries > Kosovo
    EU policies and themes > External relations > conflict resolution/crisis management
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > College of Europe (Brugge) > EU Diplomacy Paper
    Depositing User: Professor Sieglinde Gstoehl
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010
    Page Range: p. 31
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:32
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14315

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