General information

Module title EU Foreign Policy
Language English
Module lecturer prof. nadzw. dr hab. Przemysław Osiewicz
Lecturer's email osiewicz@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position profesor
Faculty Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 5
USOS code 14-XEUFP

Timetable

Mondays, 16:45-18:15

Faculty of Political Science and Journalism (Campus Morasko), classroom 127

THE FIRST MEETING: MONDAY, 7 MARCH AT 16:45

Module aim (aims)

- ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL AS WELL AS CURRENT POLITICAL PROCESSES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
- EXPLORING THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
- EXPLORING PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

- ENGLISH – LEVEL B2 OR HIGHER
- BASIC KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Syllabus

Week 1 Course Overview
Week 2 The Nature of EU Foreign Policy
Week 3 Historical Overview

Week 4 The EU Foreign Policy Machinery: Actors
The European External Action Service

Week 5 The EU’s Foreign Policy System: Policy-making
EU Foreign Policy and National Foreign Policy

Week 6 Key Issues in EU Foreign Policy

Week 7 The Common Foreign and Security Policy - CFSP
The Common Security and Defence Policy – CSDP
Week 8 The EU’s Attitude Towards the Arab Spring
Week 9 The Neighborhood: the Balkans and Turkey, ENP, EaP
Week 10 Transatlantic Relations
Week 11 Competition with Russia, China, Emerging Powers, and Islamism
Week 12 The EU and Multilateral Organizations
Week 13 Tackling Terrorism
Week 14 Future Prospects
Final Remarks & Discussion

Week 15 Final Test
the Course Evaluation

Reading list

Required Readings:
• Karen E. Smith (2014), European Union Foreign Policy In a Changing World, Malden: Polity.
• Stephan Keukeleire, Tom Delreux (2014), The Foreign Policy of the European Union, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Recommended Readings:
• A Global Actor in Search of a Strategy: European Union Foreign Policy between Multilateralism and Bilateralism (2014), European Commission, http://www.net4society.eu/_media/AglobalActorinSearchofaStrategy.pdf.
• Derek E. Mix (2013), The European Union: Foreign and Security Policy, CRS Report R41959.
• Kristin Archick (2016), U.S. – EU Cooperation Against Terrorism, CRS Report RS22030.
• Niklas Bremberg (2016), “Making Sense of the EU’s Response to the Arab Uprisings: Foreign Policy Practice at Time of Crisis”, European Security, 25:4, 423-441, DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2016.1236019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09662839.2016.1236019.
• What is the Future for EU-Russia Relations? (2016), European Leadership Network, http://www.europeanleadershipnetwork.org/medialibrary/2016/05/31/35aa015e/ELN-EEAS%20Russia%20EU%20Survey.pdf.