Vapenhandel: En kontradiktion till EU:s utvecklingspolitik?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Arms trade is a multi-faced issue, it can increase the state's economic revenue; however also endanger the human security. The European Union's member state United Kingdom is one of the five largest arms traders in the world. The EU promotes human security in its work, especially in the union's development policies. These circumstances address the main question of the study: is there a contradiction between the UK's arms trade and the EU development policies. The objective of this study is to research the stately weapon use in three of the UK's trading partners, and how it could affect the EU development policies. The UK exports arms to Israel, Sudan and Egypt all countries which have misused arms through attacks towards the civilian population. The misuse of arms has prevented the EU to achieve the goals within the development policies though violations of human rights, increased suffering, and decreased human security.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Arms Trade; Development; the European Union; the United Kingdom; Human Security
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31771OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31771DiVA: diva2:691909
Subject / course
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits