During her disputation on 12 May, Schwarzkopf excellently defended her doctoral research when examined by Michael Smith (University of Warwick) and Hanna Ojanen (Tampere University) of the adjudication committee.
What characterizes the EU’s negotiation approach in multilateral negotiations at the UNGA?
In her PhD thesis, Schwarzkopf aims to identify characteristics of the EU's negotiation approach in multilateral negotiation processes at the UNGA .
Schwarzkopf uses three case studies to examine multilateral negotiation processes and draws upon the theoretical frameworks of rational choice theory and procedural justice to shed light on the research question.
Schwarzkopf concludes that the EU’s inherently different nature is not always reflected in the EU's behavior in multilateral negotiation processes. The EU's behavior can therefore be characterized by an overlap of an interest-based and value-based behavior.
For more about Schwarzkopf’s research, please see her publications or the scientific abstract of the PhD.
Congratulations, Dr. Schwarzkopf!