Articles by Elke Verhaeghe

January 13, 2022

The EU narrative around trade with Vietnam

Elke Verhaeghe
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 Verhaeghe, the EU was able to avoid mass protest by creating an ethical narrative around its trade negotiations with authoritarian Vietnam
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Elke Verhaeghe
PhD candidate, Ghent University / United Nations University on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)

Elke researches the European Union’s actions against global deforestation, with a specific focus on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs).

Her areas of focus are Vietnam and Honduras.

Her research interests include participation in environmental policies, processes of discursive contestation, political ecology, and environmental justice.

She tweets @VerhaegheElke

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