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BADARIN Emile - The EU, its Neighbourhood and the Politics of Recognition (8h)

This compact seminar aims to introduce students to issue of states recognition in international politics in general, and relation to EU’s external policy towards territorial conflicts, secessionist entities and self-determination struggles in particular. The seminar exposes and engages you with theoretical, historical, legal and political frameworks of states recognition. These conceptual frameworks will be further discussed in against specific empirical cases of recognition within the EU’s wider neighbourhood, in Palestine, Western Sahara, Kosovo and Transnistria, in particular. Upon the completion of this compact seminar, students should expect to acquire well-grounded theoretical, conceptual and empirical understanding and insights into the politics of recognition.  Students will also gain insider knowledge and details to help them build a nuanced understanding of the related conflicts and struggles within the EU’s wider Neighbourhood and neighbouring countries. The seminar consists of five sessions, running over a three-week period. The teaching style is participatory. Each session features interactive discussion and group analysis of the required learning material. You are expected to complete the required reading and other learning material before the seminar to ensure productive and informed participation in the discussions. Each session is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and receive clarifications and feedback. At the end of each session, the seminar’s convener will briefly outline the topic of the next discussion to facilitate your critical reading and conceptual understanding. The seminar is based on interactive discussions of textual as visual teaching material. // ECTS Card

Professor: Emile BADARIN