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Unethical power Europe? Something fishy about EU trade and development policies

Gegout, Catherine


Catherine Gegout


This article analyses the impact of European Union (EU) policies in the field of fisheries on development in Africa. It contests the premise that the EU promotes local economies, and argues that it often contributes to depleting fish stocks, distorting African economic policies and harming fishers’ communities. In so doing, the EU is violating its basic duty to avoid harm to other states. However, it is now committed to sustainable development. This article offers suggestions on policies which would enable the EU to take on both its negative and positive duties.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Third World Quarterly
Print ISSN 0143-6597
Electronic ISSN 1360-2241
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 12
Pages 2192-2210
APA6 Citation Gegout, C. (in press). Unethical power Europe? Something fishy about EU trade and development policies. Third World Quarterly, 37(12), 2192-2210. doi:10.1080/01436597.2016.1176855
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Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Third World Quarterly on 02/06/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/01436597.2016.1176855

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