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KOURTELIS Christos - The Political Economy of the European Neighbourhood Policy (20h)

This course examines the political economy of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). It perceives the ENP as an interface between political actors and economic forces from both the EU and its neighbouring countries. Through this prism, the course explores the impact of the ENP in the (re)production and (re)distribution of resources in the ENP partner countries. The course will be conducted on the basis of interactive learning process and utilises two teaching methods: Lectures and seminars.

Lectures: Lectures provide an overview of a particular topic (by the course coordinator). The course covers both the Eastern and Southern rims of the ENP and examines both mainstream and critical approaches for the evaluation of the policy.

Seminars: Seminars offer the platform for class discussion. They are essential for the introduction and operationalization of key theories, concepts and act as a starting point for more advanced, independent enquiry of particular topics. These discussions will cover topics such as the winners and losers of the ENP; the contribution of the ENP in the transformation of the economic environment of the partner countries and to what extent the EU approach to the development of the neighbouring countries has changed after the crises in its borders.//ECTS Card

Professor: Christos KOURTELIS