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IR 4030 / IR 4530
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EU AND THE US: RIVALS OR PARTNERS?
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Lorenzi

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Level 4 students

Note(s): This course will run in the second half-session of 2012/13 as IR 4530.

The present trends in the relationship will be examined, with special emphasis on issues such as the Euro and the dollar, trade relations, food and agriculture, the environmental policy, foreign policy and international affairs.
The first part of the module will introduce the idea of Euro-American system and put the relationship between the two countries into an historical perspective. The second part examines the main features of the EU as a polity. The third part focuses on different policy areas. The final section attempts to assess the nature of the relationship and the prospects for the future.

1 one hour lecture and 1 one hour seminar per week

1 three hour written examination (60%); and 1 continuous assessment essay of 3000 words (40%).

100% exam