The European Union in the World: Crisis or Transformation?

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The European Union in the World: Crisis or Transformation?

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    What is a “Great Power”? Who is a “Great Power” in contemporary world politics? Is it still possible to argue that the European Union, with its complex and decentralized political mechanisms, will affirm itself as one of the future world powers? How could Europe overcome the current crisis? Should the EU relaunch its project on a new basis? How should it answer to the “Brexit” and address the current unbalance vis-à-vis the United States? The aim of the course is to analyze the structures and institutions of the European Union with a special attention to the past and present developments of its foreign and security policy.

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