CREDITS 2.5 (LV) 3.75 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The course advances the understanding of international relations in the European context. It explains the institutional evolution, setup and governance in the CFSP/CSDP. The theoretical approach (realist, neo-liberalist, constructivist explanations) employed in the course will allow students to understand EU’s foreign policy in a broader context of global order. By focusing on concrete regions students will develop their analytical skills and learn to acknowledge different conflict dimensions. The course addresses the key challenge of the EU to become a distinct global player by demonstrating the prospects and limitations of this process.