Contestation to the European Union on nuclear non-proliferation

CEI researcher Manuel Herrera Almela has just published the article Contestation to the European Union on nuclear non-proliferation on the international peer-reviewed journal Global Affairs.

The article analyses the contestation of the European Union’s (EU) nuclear non-proliferation policy. Contestation is as a social practice by which third actors express in discursive or practical terms their disapproval of certain norms and the actions that match them. In this way, norms are challenged, reinterpreted and transformed; and as a consequence, the validity of the norms is weakened or reinforced. There are reasons to believe that, as it is happening in other areas of EU foreign policy, the Union’s role in the global nuclear non-proliferation regime is becoming increasingly controversial.

The article argues that the contestation to the EU’s nuclear non-proliferation policy is the result of its actions and positions in both in multilateral (i.e. The Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference), and bilateral (i.e. EU-India relations) settings.

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Manuel Herrera Almela

Researcher at CEI. PhD candidate (Universidade Rei Juan Carlos). M.A. in International Security (IBEI). Data analyst (Accenture); Associate Professor (CEU Andalucía). Past: research assistant in a nuclear security programme (IPCS, New Delhi); Spanish Defence Ministry. Research interests: nuclear non-proliferation, desarmament & arms control, EU foreign policy.

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