90909 - Workshop 2 (WS3)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Climate Action Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing students to the utilization of one of the main statistical packages for data analysis and presenting to them the basic elements of micro-data management and analysis. By the end of the course students will be familiar with the statistical package interface and be able to: load different types of data and different file formats into the statistical package, perform basic data management operations and conduct monovariate and multivariate statistical analyses using the software introduced during the course.

Course contents

- The first weeks (W1 and W2) will be dedicated to: 1) introducing the workshop, 2) introducing the foreign policy analysis approach to be applied to the EU, 3) introducing the main theoretical perspectives to be applied to selected case studies of EU foreign policy

- In the following weeks students will have to present on selected EU foreign policy case studies of the current institutional cycle: EU relations with Turkey, EU relations with Belarus, and EU relations with Russia

- For each of case study, students will have to apply the foreign policy analysis approach and to test existing hypotheses from new intergovernmentalism (NI), failing forward (FF), and new institutional leadership (NIL)

- Detailed instructions on the students' activities will be provided at the beginning of the course



- White, B. (1999), 'The European Challenge to Foreign Policy Analysis', European Journal of International Relations, 5(1), pp. 37-66

- White, B. (2004), 'Foreign policy analysis and European foreign policy', in B. Tonra and T. Christiansen (eds), Rethinking European Union foreign policy, Manchester University Press, pp. 45-61

- Baracani, E. (2017), 'Graham Allison: Conceptual Frameworks of Foreign Policy Decision Making', in F. Andreatta (ed.) Classic Works in International Relations, Bologna, Il Mulino, pp. 127-154

- Del Reux, T. (2015), 'Bureaucratic Politics, New Institutionalism and Principal-Agent Models', in Jørgensen K., Aarstad A., Drieskens E., Laatikainen K., Tonra B., The SAGE Handbook on European Foreign Policy, pp. 152-165

- Bickerton, C.J., D. Hodson, and U. Puetter (2015), 'The New Intergovernmentalism: European Integration in the Post-Maastricth Era', Journal of Common Market Studies, 53(4), pp. 703-722

- Lavenex, S. (2018), '‘Failing Forward’ Towards Which Europe? Organized Hypocrisy in the Common European Asylum System', Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(5), pp. 1195–1212

- Smeets, S. and D. Beach (2020), 'When success is an orphan: informal institutional governance and the EU-Turkey deal', West European Politics, 43(1), pp. 129-158

Teaching methods

- Students' presentations  (individually or in groups)

- Class debates

- This workshop is only for attending students

Assessment methods

- Students are expected to attend every session regularly and to participate in class debate

- In addition, each student will have to make power point presentations during the workshop


Teaching tools

- Power point presentations as well as additional material will be available on Virtuale


Office hours

See the website of Elena Baracani