The Eruopean Union's promotion of social norms through trade

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and compartive politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
social policy European Union trade
Project description

In 2001, The Eu committed itself te incorporate social norms in its trade agreements with third wountries. However, the socialambition of EU trade agreements negotiated since then varies substantially. This leads us to our two research questions: (1) to what extent do EU trade agreements incorporate social norms? And (2) how can the observed variation be explained?