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"The EU - A Cosmopolitan Polity?"

Eriksen, Erik O. (2005) "The EU - A Cosmopolitan Polity?". In: UNSPECIFIED, Austin, Texas. (Unpublished)

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    The parameters of power politics have changed in Europe and the EU exports the rule of law, democracy and human rights worldwide. The constitutionalisation of the Charter of Fundamental Human Rights of the EU is an important step in the process of institutionalising a framework of a cosmopolitan order where violations of human rights can be persecuted as criminal offences according to legal procedures. We may, however, question whether EU’s external foreign and security policy is consistent with cosmopolitan tenets. But the EU is not a cosmopolitan order that aspires to be a world organization. Rather it is one that subjects its actions to the constraints of a higher ranking law. The critical question, then, is the democratic quality of the EU, as there should be no humanitarization without representation.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > human rights
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2005 (9th), March 31-April 2, 2005
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2005
    Page Range: p. 38
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:25

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