EURO457-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

European Foreign and Security Policy

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

This course examines current European Union foreign policy activities which include peace and reconciliation; a growing security role for Europe in terms of an autonomous EU military capacity; and an international diplomatic role.

One of the most significant trends of the 21st century has been the rapid development of the European Union’s involvement in global international affairs. This short course examines current European Union foreign policy activities which include peace and reconciliation interventions (in areas such as the Mali, Congo and Aceh); a growing security role for Europe in terms of an autonomous EU military capacity (separate from NATO); and an international diplomatic role (as seen in Iran, Ukraine and the Middle East for example).  

Characterizations of Europe’s global role vary enormously: to the one extreme, the EU is defined as a ‘Superpower’ in the making (the leading environmental and development actor, for example), to the other it has been criticised in the past as essentially a “hobbled” civilian actor that eschews military intervention. The literature even debates whether the EU possesses ‘actorness’ and can be compared with State actors effectively. At the turn of the Millennium the notion of “Normative Power Europe” (NPE) emerged, only to be more recently challenged by the resurgence of Realpolitik hard power as well as radicalised terrorism. The BREXIT decision of 2016 has added further to this self and external perception. This course examines and critically evaluates these competing interpretations.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the NCRE Director.

Restrictions

EURO410, DIPL426 before 2014, DIPL420

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Martin Holland

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Individual EUGS reports 20%
Group Military profiles 20%
Individual CSDP presentation and Essay 60%

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see National Centre for Research on Europe.

All EURO457 Occurrences

  • EURO457-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020