Global ordering and European security (SPS-RESHO-GLO-21)


Department SPS
Course category SPS Foundation Seminar
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2021-2022
Credits 20 (EUI SPS Department)
Contact Fanti, Claudia
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The transatlantic relationship is often considered to be at the core of the so-called liberal international order. However, the post WWII order, in which institutions such as NATO and the ECSC/EEC/EU were created, has not much to do with the global ordering that we experience today. The end of the Cold War, 9/11, isolationist and unilateral tendencies across US administrations, and the changing global power relations each have contributed to the debate over the nature and longevity of the global order “as we know/knew it.” And they have impacted policymakers’ understanding of fundamental uncertainties, risks and threats. In this course, we will focus on European attempts and successes of institutionalizing European security and defense cooperation. While this will be the main focus of the course, we will also examine the different ways through which scholars have made sense of global ordering and situate European security cooperation within this debate. To better understand how regional actors engage with global changes, particular attention will be given to the EU and NATO, their scope expansion, their partnership agreements etc.
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