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the European Union as a Global Actor

Code 15489
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Relações Internacionais
Entry requirements Without entry requirements
Learning outcomes The Course Unit discusses the role of the EU in the reform of the global governance system (GGS). The global order is in a state of flux nourished by geopolitical and geoeconomic changes of complex interconnectivity. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Understand relevant aspects of the GGS transformation and the EU's power of influence in its configuration;
2. Analyze EU foreign policy in its relationship with relevant actors and challenges that mark the regional and global agendas;
3. Examine instruments of the Common Security and Defense Policy and their adequacy to current challenges and geostrategic consistency;
4. Discuss the relationship between internal and external factors that influence the role of the EU as a real normative power in the reform of the GGS institutions;
5. Discuss how EU market and economic power is projected in terms of relative economic performance and how it tackles global economic imbalances as well as the reform of the global economic
Syllabus I. EU: international actor
1.1. Europeanisation, globalization and the state;
1.2. Decision-making process in the EU;
1.3. From the Treaty of Maastricht to the Treaty of Lisbon;
1.4. Formulation and implementation of European Foreign Policy;
1.5. Institutional framework.

II. Enlargement and Neighborhood
2.1. Enlargement as an instrument of regional external policy;
2.2. From Enlargement to the European Neighbourhood Policy. Economy and Development.

III. Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
3.1. The various dimensions of the CSDP;
3.2. The new European security architecture - EU-NATO relations; EU-OSCE; EU-UN;
3.3.UE and the Mediterranean
3.4 EU and Russia

IV. EU and Global Economic Governance (GEG)
4.1 The EU economy and the world economy: trends, facts and figures;
4.2 The Euro and the dollar in the world economy;
4.3 EU and global monetary and financial stability;
4.4 EU foreign policy, energy security and global environmental issues;
4.5 EU, globalization and economic ineq
Main Bibliography Reis, Liliana (2017). A construção do Ator Securitário Europeu: A hora das escolhas. Lisboa: Chiado Editora;

Emerson, M. et al. (2011) Upgrading the EUs Role as Global Actor. Brussels: CEPS.

Bretherton, Charlotte and Vogler, John (1999), The European Union as a global actor. London : Routledge.

Ginsberg, Roy H. (1999), "Conceptualizing the European Union as an International Actor.

Dannreuther, Roland (ed). (2004), European Union Foreign and Security Policy. Towards a Neighbourhood Strategy. London: Routledge.

Serra, N and Stiglitz, J. (eds.) (2008) The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rodrik, Dani (2011) The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, W. W. Norton & Company.

Lamy, P. (2004). Europe and the Future of Economic Governance. Journal of Common Market Studies 42 (1): 5-21.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching-learning process combines theoretical-practical classes, seminars and tutorial sessions, with independent, individual or group study. This process is supported by e-learning activities, as well as close contact with the teacher. Theoretical-practical classes frame relevant topics and provide analytical tools to develop autonomy in the learning process. Theoretical approaches use empirical evidence and case studies. The seminars are supported by student presentations and debate using selected texts. Tutorial sessions guide and support learning activities.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-19

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