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GGP “Europe in the World” Seminar Series: China and the European Union: Contextualising and Conceptualising a Supposedly Strategic Relationship

Dates:
  • Thu 20 Nov 2014 17.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2014-11-20 17:00 2014-11-20 18:30 Europe/Paris GGP “Europe in the World” Seminar Series: China and the European Union: Contextualising and Conceptualising a Supposedly Strategic Relationship

In the multipolar world (dis)order, the relations between the EU and China are important, complex and complicated. Both sides are deeply interdependent economically and have declared themselves to be strategic partners. Yet at the same time, the EU remains a close ally of the US, with which China is in an increasingly antagonistic relationship - meaning that there are clear limits to the depth of partnership between the EU and China. And whereas the EU has strong normative undertones and global ambitions in its external action, China is generally seen as self-interested and limited in its foreign policy. This presentation is based on the introductory chapter of a forthcoming textbook and seeks to contextualise and conceptualise this evolving relationship. It will present contending perspectives that help to shed light on different aspects of EU-China relations, and set out a number of questions that serve as a guide the analysis of this relationship.

Seminar Room A, Villa la Fonte DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room A, Villa la Fonte

In the multipolar world (dis)order, the relations between the EU and China are important, complex and complicated. Both sides are deeply interdependent economically and have declared themselves to be strategic partners. Yet at the same time, the EU remains a close ally of the US, with which China is in an increasingly antagonistic relationship - meaning that there are clear limits to the depth of partnership between the EU and China. And whereas the EU has strong normative undertones and global ambitions in its external action, China is generally seen as self-interested and limited in its foreign policy. This presentation is based on the introductory chapter of a forthcoming textbook and seeks to contextualise and conceptualise this evolving relationship. It will present contending perspectives that help to shed light on different aspects of EU-China relations, and set out a number of questions that serve as a guide the analysis of this relationship.


Location:
Seminar Room A, Villa la Fonte

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)

Speaker:
Professor and Robert Schuman Fellow Thomas Christiansen (Maastricht University and EUI)

Contact:
the Europe in the World Research Area - Send a mail

Links:
EitW website
 
 

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