Essays about: "Sören Selander"
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1. MEANINGFUL OR MEANINGLESS? THE RELEVANCE OF INFORMAL RELATIONSHIPS - A case study of the perceived importance of relationship enablers between the United Nations and the European UnionUniversity essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Abstract : The special meaning of the UN-EU relations characterized not only by symbolic significance but also in terms of legitimization and especially growing financial importance, complemented by the findings of previous literature on business organizations underscoring the value of informal relationships, led me devote this thesis to the perceived importance of social capital in the UN-EU relations. In line with existing theories of social capital which argue that the interpersonal side of relationships can lead to advantages, pointing at the same time to some favorable conditions such as trust, obligations and expectations, and relational embeddedness that need to be fulfilled for a relationship to become meaningful, this study aims to analyze the perceptions of the individuals involved in the informal relationships between the UN and the EU on the relevance of these relational social capital conditions. READ MORE