"...with great power there must also come --great responsibility!" : An ethical power-analysis of the institutional justice of the European Union’s approach to Food Security in
Abstract: The European Union aims at being an ethical actor on the global arena and the EU development-policy is directed towards achieving long-term socio-economic development, with a specific focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, where development is showing little progress, and food security and agricultural development is at the top of the agenda. The EU is both the biggest market and the biggest aid-donor for African countries. In this thesis the focus is on to what degree the Unions approach to this can be argued to be ethical. The theoretical frame is that of Darrel Moellendorf’s approach to institutional justice, and to be able to state whether or not the EU approach is just, one need to establish the receiving ends perception of this, and the power-relations embedded in this. The method for doing this is a singlecase study, namely with justice as the dependent variable, where the EU’s documents on food security as well as the African Union’s documents on the same will be analysed. The analysis shows that to a certain extent institutional justice is present, but that the powerrelations embedded in the global trade-system, hinders full institutional justice in this area.
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