Publication Type

Book Chapter

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

1-2008

Abstract

The goals pursued by the EU vis-à-vis Belarus through its sanctions policies are unequivocally normative. The EU refers to the ‘violations of international electoral standards’ in the 2006 presidential elections and the ‘crackdown on civil society and democratic opposition’ as the primary reasons for the imposition of sanctions. The EU sanctions strategy against Belarus has followed an incrementalist logic, unfolding in parallel to the evolution of the Belarusian state towards authoritarianism.

Keywords

sanctions, European Union, Belarus

Discipline

Eastern European Studies | International Relations

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

The European Union as a Normative Foreign Policy Actor

Editor

Tocci, Nathalie

First Page

5

Last Page

9

ISBN

9789290797517

Publisher

Centre for European Policy Studies

City or Country

Brussels

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://www.ceps.eu/publications/european-union-normative-foreign-policy-actor

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