EU trade policy is widely contested by the public. Their concern: the danger of prioritising neoliberal economic interests over citizens' human rights. Yet, write Camille Nessel and Elke Verhaege, the EU was able to avoid mass protest by creating an ethical narrative around its trade negotiations with authoritarian Vietnam
PhD Candidate, Université Libre de Bruxelles Centre d'Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL) & Institute for European Studies (IEE) / Institute for International and European Studies (GIES), Ghent University
Taking a postcolonial perspective, Camille's research focuses on sustainability in trade relations between the EU and the Global South, with focus on Southeast Asia.
She has gained extensive knowledge about Indonesia while living in the country, and recently conducted a research stay in Hanoi, Vietnam.