External Relations of the European Union
Full course description
This course makes students acquainted with the specific and multi- faceted nature of EU foreign policy. The course introduces students into the general framework of EU external relations: objectives, institutions, instruments, areas. It puts emphasis on the unique nature of EU foreign policy and evaluates its strengths and weaknesses in various functional domains and regional settings. It places the EU’a foreign policy in a broader international context and discusses some major challenges facing the EU in the 21st century. Please note that this is an elective course and available places are limited.
At the end of the course students will be able to: • Understand the main concepts and academic debates related to the external relations of the European Union; • Critically analyse and assess the role of the EU in the world.
- Hill, C.; Smith, M. & Vanhoonacker, S. (2017). International relations of the European Union. (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press