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Europe in Global Affairs

Master course. 15 credits. Political Science. Spring term.
STVP36 Europe in Global Affairs (15 credits)

The course explores, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, the political, economic and legal role played by the European Union outside its own borders. Central themes include

  • the EU’s changing place and role in the global order,
  • the evolution of the EU as a global actor,
  • the EU’s varying capacity to influence global trends and events, and the interplay between such trends and the preconditions for the global power potential of the EU,
  • the EU’s role in global political economy,
  • the EU’s role in international security management,
  • the EU’s relations with, and influence on, other actors in the field – states as well as international and regional organizations,
  • other actors’ perceptions of the EU as a global actor,
  • links between internal and external policies of the EU.


Schedule spring 2017

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences