Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

This article examines to what extent the Arab Spring constitutes a critical juncture – a major turning point – for the EU’s sanctions policy towards Egypt, Libya, Syria and Tunisia. Based on a multidimensional critical juncture operationalization, we find that the Arab Spring only constitutes such a turning point for the EU’s sanctions policy towards Syria. Both the level and nature of measures differ substantially from previous years. By contrast, the EU’s sanctions practice towards Libya, Egypt and Tunisia shows more resilience. More generally, changes in the nature of the measures are prominent, whereas changes in the level of the policy instruments and in underlying norms and goals are limited.

Discipline

Eastern European Studies | International Relations | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Mediterranean Politics

Volume

21

Issue

2

First Page

205

Last Page

225

ISSN

1362-9395

Identifier

10.1080/13629395.2015.1125285

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13629395.2015.1125285

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