74571 - EUROPE IN WORLD POLITICS

Scheda insegnamento

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Lotta contro il cambiamento climatico Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

By the end of the course, students should be able to: • Analyze and interpret the role played by the European Union in different foreign policy areas and towards different geographic areas • Evaluate the main challenges and opportunities of the EU's role in world politics • Compare the EU with other international actors

Contenuti

The course is organised in lectures and seminars, as detailed in the following program. Lectures (16 hours) aim to introduce students to the core tenets of the discipline. Seminars aim to provide occasions for in-depth discussions of class materials. The division into lessons and seminars is specified in the program that follows. For the seminar section, students will be divided into 2 groups (12 hours for each group). Therefore, a total of 28 classroom hours are scheduled for each student. 

 

Part 1: lectures (16 hours for all students)

 

8 hours: Introduction to the course. The Nature of the EU as a Global Actor

- European Integration and Foreign Policy: Deepening and Differentiated Integration

- European Integration and Foreign Policy: Widening and Brexit

Mandatory readings:

- Keukeleire, S. and Delreux, T. (2014), The Foreign Policy of the EU, Palgrave, chapters 1, 2

- Smith, S. Hadfield, A. and T. Dunne, eds. (2012), Foreign Policy. Theories, Actors, Cases, Oxford University Press, chapter 24

Background readings on the process of European integration (deepening, widening and differentiated integration):

- Bache, I., Bulmer, S., George S. and Parker, O. (2015), Politics in the European Union (fourth edition), Oxford University Press, chapters 5-11 and 27

- Schimmelfennig, F., Leuffen, D, and B. Rittberger (2015), ‘The European Union as a system of differentiated integration: interdependence, politicization and differentiation’, in Journal of European Public Policy, 22(6), pp. 764-782

 

8 hours: EU Foreign Policy System: Main Actors and the Issue of Coherence

Mandatory readings:

- Keukeleire, S. and Delreux, T. (2014), The Foreign Policy of the EU, Palgrave, chapters, 3-4

- Jørgensen, K.E. and Verlin Laatikainen, K. eds. (2013), Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions. Performance, Policy, Power, Routledge, chapter 2

- Hill, C., Smith, M. and Vanhoonacker, S. eds. (2017), International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, chapter 6 Background readings on EU institutions:

- Bache, I., Bulmer, S., George, S. and Parker, O. (2015), Politics in the European Union (fourth edition), Oxford University Press, chapters 13-16

 

Part 2: seminar activity (12 hours for each group)

 

4 hours: Conceptualizing and Theorizing the EU as a Global Actor

Mandatory readings:

- Keukeleire, S. and Delreux, T. (2014), The Foreign Policy of the EU, Palgrave, chapter 14

- Hill, C., Smith, M. and Vanhoonacker, S. eds. (2017), International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, chapter 4

- Duchêne, D. (1972), ‘Europe's Role in World Peace', in R. Mayne, ed. Europe Tomorrow: Sixteen Europeans Look Ahead, Collins, pp. 32-47

- Bull, H. (1982), 'Civilian power Europe: a contradiction in terms?', in Journal of Common Market Studies, 21(2), pp. 149-164

- Manners, I. (2002), 'Normative power Europe: a contradiction in terms?', in Journal of Common Market Studies, 40(2), pp. 235-258

- Kagan, R. (2002), 'Power and Weakness', in Policy Review, June/July, pp. 3-28

- Bretherton, C. and Vogler, J. (2006), The European Union as a Global Actor, Routledge, chapters 1-2

Background readings on International Relations theories:

- Jackson, R., and Sorensen, G. (2012), Introduction to International Relations. Theories and Approaches, fifth edition, Oxford University Press, chapters 3-6

Background readings on European Integration theories:

- Pollack, M.A. (2012), ‘Realist, Intergovernmentalist, and Institutionalist Approaches', in Jones, E., Menon, A. and Weatherill, S. eds., Oxford Handbook of the European Union, Oxford University Press

- Sandholtz W. and Stone Sweet A. (2012), ‘Neo-Functionalism and Supranational Governance', in Jones, E., Menon, A. and Weatherill, S. eds., Oxford Handbook of the European Union, Oxford University Press

- Pagoulatos, G. and Tsoukalis, L. (2012), ‘Multilateral governance', in Jones, E., Menon, A. and Weatherill, S. eds., Oxford Handbook of the European Union, Oxford University Press

 

4 hours: The EU as a Security Actor

Mandatory readings:

- Keukeleire, S. and Delreux, T. (2014), The Foreign Policy of the EU, Palgrave, chapters 7 and 8

- Solana, J. (2014), 'The European Union and Human Security: The Making of a Global Security Actor', in M. Martin and T. Owen eds., Routledge Handbook on Human Security, pp. 251-259

- A secure Europe in a better world, European Security Strategy(2003)

- EU Global Strategy (2016)

- Biscop, S. (2018), ‘European Defence: Give PESCO a Chance’, Survival, 60(3), pp. 161-180

 

4 hours: Circles of External Governance and Mechanisms of External Europeanization. EU relations with Turkey, the Western Balkans, and ENP partners

Mandatory readings:

- Olsen, J.P. (2002), ‘The Many Faces of Europeanization’, in Journal of Common Market Studies, 40(5), pp. 921-952

- Schimmelfennig, F. (2012), ‘Eu External Governance and Europeanization Beyond the Eu’, in D. Levi-Faur ed., The Oxford Handbook of Governance, Oxford University Press

- Baracani, E. and Calimli, M. (2016), 'Evaluating Effectiveness in EU Democracy Promotion: The Case of Turkey', Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche, 3/2016, pp. 427-455

- Belloni, R. (2019), The Rise and Fall of Peacebuilding in the Balkans, Palgrave, chapter 1

- Baracani, E. (2020), 'Evaluating EU Actorness as a State-Builder in ‘Contested’ Kosovo', Geopolitics

- Schumacher, T. et al. (2017), The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, chapters 2-3

Testi/Bibliografia

- A detailed list of mandatory readings, for each lecture, is provided in the course contents

- Background readings are suggested for those students who do not yet possess a preliminary knowledge on key issues in EU Politics and International Relations Theories

- All the readings are the same for attending and non-attending students


Metodi didattici

- Traditional lectures and seminar activities

- Students are encouraged to attend every session regularly and to participate at seminar activities

- During each class, active participation will be encouraged

- Students are expected to participate constructively with questions and comments to highlight important aspects of the topics at stake

- To do so, it is essential that students do the mandatory readings indicated for each lecture

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

For attending students:

- Attending students are expected to be present at least for 14/20 classes (70%) and to take part into seminar activities

- Detailed information on the seminar activities will be provided at the beginning of the course

- The course grade is based on two written exams

- The first written exam - which accounts for 50% of the total grade - is on the first part of the program and it takes place during the first official exam session

- The second written exam - which accounts for 50% of the total grade - is on the second part of the program and takes place in the following exam sessions

- Each written exam consists of 1 long answer question (exam duration 1 hour)

For non-attending students, and attending students who do not take part in the first written exam or refuse the grade of this exam:

- The course grade is based on a single written exam on both parts of the program

- The exam consists of 2 long answer questions (exam duration 2 hours)

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Exam results will be published on the instructor's webpage

- It will be possible to ask for clarification on the evaluation at the date indicated at the time of publication of the exam results

- In the absence of communication by the student by the established date, the votes published will be registered

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ERASMUS STUDENTS: it is not possible to take this course as non-attending students


Strumenti a supporto della didattica

- The instructor's power point presentations will be available at the end of each week on virtuale.unibo.it

- Instructions on the readings and on the seminar activities will be provided at the beginning of the course


Orario di ricevimento

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