The KFG provides a platform for young research groups and innovative approaches that examine the role of the transformative power of Europe, the EU as promoter and recipient of ideas, and analyze the mechanisms and effects of internal and external diffusion processes.
Varieties of Punishment – Regional Sanctions in Theory and Practice
Non-interference in domestic affairs was a pillar of early regional cooperation. By contrast, nowadays most regional organizations have instituted possibilities to use internal sanctions against members or – more rarely – foreign policy sanctions against third countries. This trend is an important expression of how regional organizations adopt increasingly political priorities in the spheres of peace and security, as well as democracy and human rights...[read more]