Descriptive[ edit ] Descriptive moral relativism is merely the positive or descriptive position that there exist, in fact, fundamental disagreements about the right course of action even when the same facts hold true and the same consequences seem likely to arise. Descriptive relativists do not necessarily advocate the tolerance of all behavior in light of such disagreement; that is to say, they are not necessarily normative relativists. Likewise, they do not necessarily make any commitments to the semantics, ontologyor epistemology of moral judgement; that is, not all descriptive relativists are meta-ethical relativists. Descriptive relativism is a widespread position in academic fields such as anthropology and sociologywhich simply admit that it is incorrect to assume that the same moral or ethical frameworks are always in play in all historical and cultural circumstances.
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It is said to rely on civilian rather than military means, and to pursue the spread of particular norms, rather than geographical expansion or military superiority.
More controversial is why this should be the case. Robert Kagan, for instance, has argued that the difference between the foreign policy values predominant in Europe and those in a more traditional power like the United States US largely reflect different power capabilities. Are there double standards in the application of norms in EU policies towards other parties?
Do different EU actors e. And is there an increasing militarisation of EU external relations?
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While these questions are relevant, they ignore the power that lies in the representation of the EU as a normative power as such. This has important implications for the way EU policies treat those others, and for the degree to which its adherence to its own norms is scrutinised within the EU.
Sixteen Europeans Look Ahead, ed. Fontana, Indeed, it can be said that the one case against which the idea of the EU as a normative power is most often developed, the US, has exemplified the concept of a normative power during significant parts of its history.
The historical fate of this normative power however calls for a closer examination of different kinds of normative power. In this context, I call for a greater degree of reflexivity, both in the academic discussion about normative power, and in the political representations of the EU as a normative power, which I see as part of the same discourse.
In the next section of the paper, I review the normative power argument and the debates surrounding it. This is followed by a review of the record of the EU as a normative power, which sets the scene for the development of the main argument: As a caveat before I develop my argument, I should add that this article should be read as a theoretical reflection on the concept of normative power underpinned by a series of empirical observations.
It is not the result of, but rather a call for a systematic discourse analysis of the construction of the EU as a normative power. What is a Normative Power? Page 3 of 25 economic, but one that works through ideas and opinions. Three aspects of this definition need further elaboration.
This relationship takes on a Lukesian twist here in the form of a kind of hegemonic power, i. In addition, normative power refers to particular means — it is not a power that relies on military force, but one in which norms in themselves achieve what otherwise is done by military arsenals or economic incentives.
In this respect, secondly, the normative power argument has a distinctly social constructivist ring to it. In practice, the difference between the two becomes increasingly blurry, and I am using both terms in this paper more or less interchangeably.
Indeed, the latter two may underpin normative power, although normative power must be irreducible to economic or military power if it is to make sense as a separate category.
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The Normative Power Europe (NPE) concept essentially recasts the EU’s political identity outside of traditional Westphalian notions and posits that the power of the EU is bound to its normative character as opposed to its material capabilities.
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