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PPR331: The European Union and the World
Tutor: Basil Germond
This course introduces students to the external dimension of the European Union's politics and policies with a particular emphasis on security aspects. It comprehensively discusses the EU's foreign and security policies. It explores various aspects of the EU's encounter with the external world, including peace operations in the Balkans and Africa, the struggle against piracy at the Horn of Africa, counter immigration in the Mediterranean, transatlantic relations, EU-China relations, and EU's reactions to 2011 North African events. Finally, it considers the limitations to the EU's power, and questions the Union's achievements as a security actor.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and seminar (1 hour) weekly.
C Bretherton & J Vogler The European Union as a Global Actor
S Biscop & J Andersson The EU and The European Security Strategy
J Howorth Security and Defence Policy in the European Union
K Smith European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World.
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