Europe and Global Politics

This course focuses on Europe in the context of global politics. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a theoretically based understanding of the role Europe plays in world politics.

At the end of the course, students will be able to assess the role of Europe as a superpower; to characterize its position in the field of energy security as well as human rights; to contrast unilateralism and multilateralism in relation to Europe; to interpret the position of Central Europe within transatlantic relations as well as the relationship of Europe and United States and finally to analyze the current debate of Ballistic Missile Defense in Central Europe.