Human rights and EU development policy. The reasons for sanctioning ACP countries

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
    • Other economics and business
    • Law
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
sanction EU development cooperation ACP countries human rights political conditionality
Project description

This research project envisages to identify the most important reasons for the suspension of EU development aid in ACP countries in cases of violations of political conditions defined by the EU. On the basis of quantitative and qualitative indicators from 10 case studies, it will investigate whether economic interests, political-historic interests or the nature of the violation are most determinant.