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Eu – A Stronger Global Actor: New Contexts For Eu-Korean Relations


  • Hak Je YU

    () (MA graduate at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Romania)

  • Cornelia Alexandra LINCAN

    () (PhD candidate at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Elena-Adina VOICILĂ

    () (PhD candidate at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania)


European Union (EU) is currently confronting a series of challenges to its internal dynamics as well as its position on the international arena. However, EU continues to rely on its normative power in order to influence international order and build on its image as a strong global order. Our research therefore aims to contribute to the debate on the concept of Normative Power Europe, by analysing EU-Korea relations. In this manner, the framework emphasizes EU’s role as a global actor, in three main areas of interest for both strategic partners: economy and trade, development cooperation, peace and security. As such, the main findings revolve around maintaining a sound cooperation in the three areas analysed – and reflect, on one side, a strengthening of the “global actor” main trait of the EU, and on the other side, a consolidation of Korea’s position in world politics.

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  • Hak Je YU & Cornelia Alexandra LINCAN & Elena-Adina VOICILĂ, 2018. "Eu – A Stronger Global Actor: New Contexts For Eu-Korean Relations," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 10(3), pages 306-325, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2018:v:10:i:3:p:306-325

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    1. Hong-Min Chun & Elijah N. Munyi & Heejin Lee, 2010. "South Korea as an emerging donor: Challenges and changes on its entering OECD|DAC," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(6), pages 788-802.
    2. Ian Manners, 2002. "Normative Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms?," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 40(2), pages 235-258, June.
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