Human Rights, Geostrategy, and EU Foreign Policy, 1989–2008

  title={Human Rights, Geostrategy, and EU Foreign Policy, 1989–2008},
  author={Joakim Kreutz},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={195 - 217}
  • Joakim Kreutz
  • Published 17 October 2014
  • Political Science, Economics
  • International Organization
Abstract Is foreign policy influenced by humanitarian concerns, or are concepts such as human security merely rhetoric for traditional power politics? Using a multilevel modeling technique and a unique data set of military and economic European Union (EU) intervention 1989–2008, I find that military and economic interventions by the EU are conducted in response to humanitarian atrocities but that geostrategic concerns also influence EU action. While the EU consistently is more likely to act… 
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