Campus de Paris
Teachers : Nicolas FESCHAREK (Responsable de la coopération avec l'Allemagne, l'Autriche, la Suisse et le Luxembourg), Louis-Simon BOILEAU (Doctorant). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Mid-term paper : every student has to write a mid-term paper (6-8 pages, 1.5 spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman), in which he/she will look at a particular case of the involvement of the EU as a foreign policy actor. Final exam : every student also has to pass a ﬁnal exam that will account for the remaining part of the grade. This exam will take place at the end of the semester : it will last 2 hours and consist in a written answer to a question the student chooses among two proposed questions, as well as two smaller compulsory questions. Workload : Attendance to the lecture is compulsory. Students are encouraged to actively participate in discussions. These discussions are based on the course readings and topics that are usually announced in advance, and for which students need to prepare. All students should buy the course reader and read the texts contained in it as a basis for discussion. All texts are compulsory reading. Some of the texts are available directly on the Internet via the link provided. Course Description : This lecture has the goal of examining the role of the European Union as an actor on the international stage. The lecture will take place in twelve sessions, divided in three different sections : - The role of the EU as a European actor (sessions 2, 3 and 4) : Europe is primarily a European actor promoting peace and security within its borders and, to some extent, beyond its borders onto neighboring states. Yet this policy encounters limitations. It is a geo-political actor, yet in a very speciﬁc way ; - The role of the EU as strategic actor (sessions 6, 7 and 8) : the EU is indeed gradually becoming a strategic actor, for example in its relations with Iran ; - The role of the EU as a global actor (sessions 9, 10 and 11) : does the EU have the global reach its weight might command ; session 5 will be devoted to the decision-making mechanisms inside the EU : the three previous
sessions will already have helped understand certain characteristics pertaining to the decisionmaking process ; - The introduction and the conclusion raise theoretical questions as to the role of the EU and give a broad overview of Europe's historical role in the past and on its possible evolution in a globalizing and changing world. During the lecture, a number of issues will be examined : e.g. : Is it correct to speak of a foreign policy ? Is Europe a normative actor ? Is it a soft power ? What are the concepts which would describe its foreign policy actions best ? Should we resort to different concepts to describe different types of foreign policy actions ? Required reading : HILL, Christopher and SMITH, Michael (eds.). International relations and the European Union. Second Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011 ; BRETHERTON, Charlotte and VOGLER, John. The European Union as a Global Actor. Second Edition. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, New York 2006 ; WALLACE, Helen ; POLLACK, Mark A.and YOUNG, Alasdair R. (eds.). Policy-Making in the European Union. Sixth Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010.
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Semestre : Printemps Nombre d'heures : 72 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Frédéric RAMEL (Professeur des universités). Prérequis : Aucun. Format pédagogique : Cours magistral et conférences Maîtres de conférences : Emilija PUNDZIUTE GALLOIS (Doctorante - Sciences Politiques), Manon-Nour TANNOUS (Assistant de recherche). Mode de validation : 1 écrit de 3 heures pour le terminal composé de deux parties (petites questions de cours, questions de nature transversales) ; - L'examen du mid-term correspond à un travail à la maison (un essai qui consiste à analyser un fait d'actualité à partir des théories vues dans le cours). 359