THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. FOREIGN AND DEFENSE POLICY IN EUROPE

THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. FOREIGN AND DEFENSE POLICY IN EUROPE

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Code
87065
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

5 credits during the 1st year of 10728 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY FOR STRATEGY (AND SECURITY) (LM/DS) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/04
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The module, which aims to illustrate the governance of the EU governance in the post-Lisbon era, focuses on actors, decision-making process in the European Union.Theoretical perspectives will be combined with updated empirical analyses on the evolution of the EU, at the time of Brexit. A specific attention will be devoted to Foreing and Defense policies in Europe and to the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU, examining in details, strategies, approaches, tools and resources.

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module ains at ehnancing both practical and theoretical knowledge on the EU.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module highlights key-issues, actors, decision-making process in the European Union, devoting a specific attention to Foreign and Defense policy, comparing the national and the EU perspective. The main goal is to provide basic knowledge on EU as a political system in order to address reasons, consequences and solutions to the current crisis of the EU. The module provides theoretical and practical skills to those interested in EU politics, with a specific attention devoted to Foreign and Defense in Europe. 

PREREQUISITES

A basic knowldge of the EU could be useful but it is not represents a vital prerequirement

Teaching methods

Active–learning, role-playing, poster sessions will be adopted as a teaching method, especially to foster students’ participation. The module will provide also practical skills for students interested in career opportunities within the European Union. Several seminars with scholars, experts and practitioners will be organized.

The module is one of the first courses in Italy that adopts the approaches of the Foreign Policy Analysis. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In details, the module (48 hours) is divided in 3 parts:

 

1A) Analysis of the European Political systems

  • Historical premise
  • Theories and approaches on the EU
  • EU institutions

1B) EU, political parties and public opinion

  • EU parties and elections
  • Addressing the challenges of euroscepticism
  • Democratic deficit and public opinion 

Focus 1: Parties and Foreign Policy

2) Foreign and Defense Policy in Europe

  • Foreign and Defense Policy. EU and the nation states.
  • Enlargement and neighbourhood 
  • Foreign Policy: EU as a civilian power?
  • Defense policy and the EU missions. The role of PESCO
  • The EU Global Strategy 2016

 

Focus 2: Terrorism in the EU

Focus 3: Military transformation in Europe

Focus 4: The crisis in Ukraine and the EU sanctions

 

3) Seminars

  • Migration
  • Working in Brussels
  • Euroscepticism and the EU elections
  • Military transformation in Europe 
  • Turkey and the EU

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Compulsory texts

Hix & Hoyland, The Political System of the European Union, Palgrave 2011

Menon, A., “European Defence Policy from Lisbon to Libya”, Survival, 53:3, 2011, 75-90. 

Tardy , T. “Does European defense really matter?” European Security, 2018

 

Texts at your choice(two for attending students, 4 for non-attending students) 

During the module, will be added updated texts on:

  • populism and euroscepticism
  • PESCO
  • Political Parties and Foreign and Defense policy
  • Foreign and Defense Policy in Europe

H. Mayer and M. Weiss, “The Handbook of European Defense Policies and Armed Forces”, Oxford University Press, only the “Introduction”

Bicchi, F., Voltolini, B., “EU democracy assistance in the Mediterranean: what relationship with the Arab uprisings?”, Democracy and Security, 9 (1-2), 2013, 80-99. 

Bonvicini, G., (a cura di) Il Parlamento europeo per la nuova Unione, IAI, 2014, http://www.iai.it/it/pubblicazioni/il-parlamento-europeo-la-nuova-unione. I Capitoli 2 e 4.

Browning C. S. and Joenniemi, P., “Geostrategies of the European Neighbourhood Policy”, European Journal of International Relations, 2008, 14: 519-551 

Cross., J- P. “Everyone’s a Winner (almost): Bargaining Success in the Council of Ministers of the European Union.” European Union Politics14, no. 1 (March 1, 2013): 70–94

Council of the European Union, A Secure Europe in a Better World: European Security Strategy, 2003. [In alternativa - The EU Global Strategy 2016 ]

Fabbrini, S., “The European Union and the Libyan Crisis”, International Politics, 2014, p. 177-195.

Franchino, F. (2013) 'Challenges to Liberal Intergovernmentalism', European Union Politics 14, 2: 324–337 

Ferrera M., Giuliani M. (a cura di), Governance e politiche dell'Unione Europea, (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2008), solo “Parte prima: Le teorie dell’integrazione”.

Giumelli, F., “New Analytical Categories for Assessing EU Sanctions”, The International Spectator, 2010, 45:3, 131-144

Hegghammer, T., “The Future of Jihadism in Europe: A Pessimistic View”, Perspective on Terrorism, 10(6), 2016.

Howorth, J. The EU as a Global Actor: Grand Strategy for a Global Grand Bargain? Journal of Common Market Studies, 2008, 48(3):455-474.

Missiroli, A., “The New EU ‘Foreign Policy’ System after Lisbon: A Work in Progress”, European Foreign Affairs Review 15: 427–452, 2010. 

Pirozzi, N. “The European Union and Civilian Crisis Management after Lisbon”, European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 20, No. 2 (2015), p. 287-306

Smith, K. E., Still ‘civilian power EU’?European Foreign Policy Unit Working Paper 2005/1. 

Strazzari F., Coticchia, F., “High Stakes, Low Strategies: the European Union and the Fight against Transnational Organised Crime  in State-building Missions”,  Interdisciplinary Political Studies, 2/1, March 2012, pp.8-23.

Tardy, T., CSDP in action – What contribution to international security?EU Institute for Security Studies, 2015.

Treib, O. “Implementing and Complying with EU Governance Outputs.” Living Reviews in European Governance9, no. 1 (2014). doi:10.12942/lreg-2014-1. 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: See the personal website of Fabrizio Coticchia. Generally, on Tuesday afternoon, by appointment  

Exam Board

FABRIZIO COTICCHIA (President)

SILVIA D'AMATO

EDOARDO CORRADI

GIAMPIERO CAMA

ENRICO CALOSSI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Active–learning, role-playing, poster sessions will be adopted as a teaching method, especially to foster students’ participation. The module will provide also practical skills for students interested in career opportunities within the European Union. Several seminars with scholars, experts and practitioners will be organized.

The module is one of the first courses in Italy that adopts the approaches of the Foreign Policy Analysis. 

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Exam will be based on a written test (10 brief questions) plus an oral examination. 

Assessment methods

The written exam will assess the acquired knowledge in the field of EU politicla system, with a specific attention devoted to foreign and defense policy. The questions allow evaluatiing the students’ skills in addressing specific issues conceirng the EU and foreign and defense policy in Europe. The oral exam allows assessing the student’s capability in interpreting different scenarios and actors.