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EU:s Säkerhets- och Utvecklingspolitiska Nexus genom Policy Regimteori och Normativ Institutionalism


  • Mauritz Hansson

Summary, in Swedish

The concept of the “Security-Development Nexus” illustrates a friction between two wellestablished norms that constitutes the EU's normative identity in external relations. A normative conflict where EU's vision of forming a strategic and collective international security policy has threatened its commitment to international development policy and its agenda to combat global poverty.

EU's vision for a more integrated foreign policy and for a more integrated approach to security and development would be demonstrated by bringing the security-development nexus under the institutional guidance of the European External Action Service following the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.

This thesis proposes a new theoretical framework for analyzing normative dimensions in a specific policy area that has undergone extensive institutional changes. The use of the theoretical framework is illustrated by an empirical study of a key EU policy domain, the security–development nexus, that illustrates EU’s normative and political engagement with the changing global context.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Law and Political Science


  • Security-Development Nexus
  • Normative Institutionalism
  • Policy Regime Theory
  • Lisbon treaty
  • European External Action Service
  • Europastudier


  • Mattias Nowak