Normative Power Europe meets the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Neve Gordon, Sharon Pardo

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The article examines the European Union’s (EU) normative position regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to advance three interrelated claims. First, that EU member states subscribe to a unified normative position because the normative sphere is cut off from the economic sphere. Second, that this separation facilitates the uniformity of the normative position but hinders the possibility of asserting some form of conditionality which might encourage the diffusion of Ian Manners’ five core norms. Finally, that normative power Europe is a practice of discursive representation deployed not so much to exert influence on the Other, but rather to help consolidate the European Union as a united actor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-274
Number of pages10
JournalAsia Europe Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 17 Sep 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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