European Foreign Policy
Full course description
The course is divided into three sections. The first section will start with a focus on the importance of European Foreign Policy for foreign policy analysis and vice versa. It will also consider what theories in International Relations can help explain the conduct of European Foreign Policy. This section will then move on to consider the institutional framework of the EU’s foreign policy, the role of the Member States in the formation of policy and then finally consider in more detail the main external relations policies themselves . The main policy areas include Common Defense Policy, Common Security Policy, Economic and Trade Policy and Enlargement Policy.
The second section deals with the important regions and particular states that the European Union has established strong foreign policy relationships. These important regions and states include the United States, Russia, the Developing world and Emerging Economies. The third section ends with a consideration of the EU’s future role as a global player.
- To understand the history and the complexity of European Foreign Policy.
- To understand the political-institutional process in which EU Foreign Policy is made.
- To grasp the content of European Foreign Policy.
- To understand relations with important regions and particular states that the European Union has established strong foreign policy relationships.
SSC1025 Introduction to Political Science or SSC1006/SSC2002 International Relations: Themes and Theories, and SSC3030 The Law of European Institutions or SSC1009 Introduction to European Integration or SSC2011 European Integration; History and Theory.
Stephan Keukeleire and Tom Delreux. 2022. Foreign Policy of the European Union. Third Edition. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN: 9781350930483.