• Michaela Higgins Sørensen
  • Annelies Coessens
Feminist foreign policy is a framework that has gained ground over the last decade since Sweden implemented one in 2014. Such a framework towards foreign policy takes certain ethical factors into consideration, applies a gender approach, and aims to analyse the feminine and masculine underpinnings of how foreign policy is carried out, as well as its impacts. In this paper, this framework will be used to analyse nuclear disarmament in the European Union. Therefore, our research question is, “A positive case: to what extent can the current European Union member states, that employ a feminist foreign policy, be the forerunners for a European Union nuclear-weapon-free zone?”. This paper will use the first two steps of the policy cycle to analyse the potential of France, Sweden, and Luxembourg’s feminist foreign policies in being a driving force in achieving a nuclear-weapon-free European Union zone. There will be a cross level analysis between the national and international settings of our cases, as well as a comparative discussion to aid in answering our research question.
Publication date28 May 2021
Number of pages76
ID: 413084318