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Title: The Moral Economy of EU Relations with North African States : Deep and Comprehensive Trade Agreements under the European Neighbourhood Policy
Authors: Langan, Mark C. E.
First Published: 16-Sep-2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Third World Quarterly: journal of emerging areas, 2015, 36(10), pp. 1827-1844
Abstract: The EU has loudly voiced its intention to facilitate poverty reduction and democratisation in North Africa. In particular, it seeks to conclude Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. These are seen as a vital response to the Arab Spring – integrating North African countries into the globalised economy. Applying a moral economy perspective, this article argues, however, that, while ‘Normative Power Europe’ seeks to build more tranquil societies in the region, its trade policies nevertheless threaten to exacerbate poverty and social unrest. The prospect of de-industrialisation in the wake of FTAs will do much to entrench economic asymmetries between the European metropole and its neighbours.
DOI Link: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1071660
ISSN: 0143-6597
eISSN: 1360-2241
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © Taylor and Francis, 2015. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Third World Quarterly on 16 September 2015, available online: Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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