Europe in the World: Foreign Relations, International Security, World Politics
This thematic area brings together cutting edge research in the fields of international relations, international security, and world politics, all broadly defined. It seeks to integrate theoretical and conceptual insights with empirical research and political or historical relevance. It involves projects from the disciplines of international relations, political science, history, law, and related fields, as well as inter- and transdisciplinary undertakings. While the cluster focuses on the EU and or one or more European states, it also embraces innovative projects investigating other geographical regions or states or otherwise engaging with world politics, as well as comparative research. The sorts of topics likely to be explored include: Europe’s role and place in the emergent world of 21st century global politics; Europe’s foreign relations broadly, including the EU’s or European states’ evolving relations with the major and emerging powers (including the U.S., China, Russia, India, Brazil), as well as regional and global international organizations; foreign, security, and defense policy; the impact of the grand shifts and continuities in international affairs on Europe itself.
The foreign affairs—international security—world politics thematic area is hosted by the programme on Europe in the World within the Global Governance Program at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
Lead: Ulrich Krotz (SPS/RSCAS)