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Green pastures for all : Europe’s role in an unequal world

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Abstract: The EU wants to boost its influence in the area of international development, but in the late 1990s, the development bureaucracy in Brussels was the target of heavy criticism. The different branches of European foreign policy devoted more time to infighting than to finding solutions to the new challenges in the world. Europe’s experience with regional integration and its generous financial investments in development have not yet translated into political capital in the development policy arena. A new opportunity presents itself with the economic rise of China and India. The power of the US, a long-time sole superpower, is declining and a multi-polar power constellation is emerging. Strategies for peaceful power shifts are needed. In this new context, it is even more important to build a Europe that builds bridges between the rising and the (relatively) declining powers in the world.
Authors: Hettne, B.
Category: Policy
End Page: 18
Serial number: 8
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: development policy , economic development , conflict prevention , international cooperation
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Start Page: 16
Title: Green pastures for all : Europe’s role in an unequal world