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dc.contributor.authorLundwall, Jakob
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-05T15:51:24Z
dc.date.available2022-04-05T15:51:24Z
dc.date.submitted2021-10-22
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/335778
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyses the Article 34 (Art.34) coordination sessions of the EU-Member States (EUMSs) at the EU Delegation (EUDEL) at the UN in New York. Through the application of practice theory, I seek to depict what these Art.34- negotiations entail. The aim is to showcase how EUMS-diplomats undergo a process of Europeanisation through practical diplomatic intercourse in these Art.34-meetings. In particular, I resort to Pierre Bourdieu’s tripod of capital, habitus and field as constituent elements of local diplomatic practices. As part of a wider practical turn, which has steadily taken up momentum in IR/EU studies, this permits a novel gaze onto the internal dynamics in the negotiation room, which transcend mere considerations of structuralism or existentialism; intergovernmentalism or constructivism; but instead favours process over stasis; practical improvisation over fixed interests. Practices represent: “competent performances”, as well as, “socially meaningful patterns of action, which … simultaneously embody, act out, and possibly reify background knowledge and discourse in and on the material world” . As such, examining these local practices renders new conceptual lenses on the very “‘stuff’ of international relations – war, balances of power, diplomacy, international legal norms, treaty making and so on” , which are steeped in local practices. It became evident throughout my field work at EUDEL, how very much local practical mastery marshalled both the manoeuvrability of the diplomat as well as their EUMS, but also managed to advance the collective group’s preferences as a whole. Such utilisation of skilful practices amounts to, what I label, a ‘Europeanising diplomatic spectacle’. The central argument is thus: By participating in the EUDEL’s Europeanising diplomatic spectacle, EUMS negotiators not only create a common EU-position at the UN but are equally Europeanised by their display, appreciation, and pursuit of competent practices. This spectacle sees EUMS diplomats jockey for influence within the field of Art.34-negotiations by making use of their unevenly distributed resources through meaningful, that is what ‘makes sense’ in the Art.34-field, diplomatic practices. These resources are meshed from both personal as well as state-bestowed capital and habitus onto the diplomat, ultimately forging a “diplomatic-self” – a diplomatic hybrid between personal and national.
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) (Full Scholarship: ES/J500033/1)
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
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dc.subjectEuropean Union
dc.subjectUnited Nations
dc.subjectCFSP
dc.subjectCommon Foreign and Security Policy
dc.subjectArticle 34
dc.subjectDiplomacy
dc.subjectPractice Theory
dc.subjectPraxeology
dc.subjectBourdieu
dc.subjectGoffman
dc.subjectRebecca Adler-Nissen
dc.subjectVincent Pouilot
dc.subjectMember States
dc.subjectField
dc.subjectHabitus
dc.subjectDoxa
dc.subjectInternational Pecking Order
dc.subjectInternational Relations
dc.subjectNew York City
dc.subjectForeign Affairs Council
dc.subjectEEAS
dc.subjectEuropean External Action Service
dc.subjectAustria
dc.subjectBelgium
dc.subjectBulgaria
dc.subjectCyprus
dc.subjectCzechia
dc.subjectCzech Republic
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectDenmark
dc.subjectEstonia
dc.subjectGreece
dc.subjectSpain
dc.subjectFinland
dc.subjectFrance
dc.subjectCroatia
dc.subjectHungary
dc.subjectIreland
dc.subjectItaly
dc.subjectLithuania
dc.subjectLuxembourg
dc.subjectLatvia
dc.subjectNetherlands
dc.subjectMalta
dc.subjectPoland
dc.subjectPortugal
dc.subjectRomania
dc.subjectSweden
dc.subjectSlovenia
dc.subjectSlovakia
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.subjectAmbassador
dc.subjectPermanent Representative
dc.subjectP5
dc.subjectUnited Nations Security Council
dc.subjectUnited Nations General Assembly
dc.subjectArt. 34
dc.subjectPerformance
dc.titleEuropeanising Diplomatic Spectacles: A Praxeological Account of the Article 34 Negotiations of EU Member States at the UN in New York
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.date.updated2022-04-04T19:52:17Z
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.83214
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dc.publisher.collegeCorpus Christi
pubs.funder-project-idESRC (1808162)
cam.supervisorEdwards, Geoffrey
cam.supervisorSmith, Julie Elisabeth
cam.depositDate2022-04-04
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