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CARBONE Maurizio - EU Development Policy and the Politics of International Development (20h)

This course provides an informed understanding of the evolution of EU development policy since the Treaty of Rome. It discusses several policies and issues that affect the EU’s relations with the developing world, notably foreign aid, trade, security, as well the EU’s attempt to promote democracy and human rights and manage external migration. It covers both scholarly and policy debates to theoretically and empirically investigate the EU’s ability to act, shape outcomes, and project different types of power in international development. It explores the efforts of the European Commission to federate the policies of EU Member States around a common vision on development, and their response to Europeanisation pressures. Special attention will be devoted to the EU’s relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, including the Lomé Convention (1975-2000), the Cotonou Agreement (2000-2020), and the proposal for a post-2020 EU-ACP partnership, as well the evolving continent-to-continent partnership with the African Union. // ECTS Card

Professor: Maurizio CARBONE