Europe in the World
This course examines the political, economic, social and security relations of Europe with the rest of the world from historical and contemporary perspectives. You will study Europe in a broad sense that encompasses various international organizations, state actors and civil society. The course assesses both what impact European integration has had internationally, and how Europe is affected by global developments.
The first part of the course investigates Europe in the world from a system level. You will focus on global governance, the EU as a global actor and power shifts in the international system.
The second part of the course pursues a thematic analysis of three core concepts: security, trade and migration. You will study these concepts across time and across international political and economic systems. Among others, you will be working with issues regarding security and the security strategies of European states and institutions; the European financial crisis and the changing presence of Europe in the global political economy; and the impact of international migration on European societies and states.