IR & Politics Research Seminar: Patrick Müller

The International Relations Department at WVPU is pleased to announce the next date for its Politics and IR Research Seminar Series. The primary purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to offer a forum to faculty members and invited academics to present their work and receive comments and feedback from colleagues and students. For students this is an excellent opportunity to gather firsthand experience with ongoing academic debates and research, as well as academic working methods. The format is a classic one: 45 minutes presentation followed by a 30-45 minute Q&A session.

The Politics & IR Research Seminar Series will continue on April 17th 2019 with Dr. Patrick Müller presenting his research on EU Foreign Policy in Times of Multiple-Crises: from Europeanization to De-Europeanization?

The EU Global Strategy states that EU foreign policy faces considerable challenges, both from the outside and from within. The EU’s immediate geographic neighborhood is conflict-prone and unstable, marked by migration flows and the proliferation of illiberal values. Simultaneously, the EU faces severe internal crises, including Brexit, the financial crisis, the migration crisis as well as the rise of nationalism, populism and new protectionism. These challenges also raise important questions about the relation of national and EU-level foreign policy. Whilst over the past two decades research has predominantly focused on the deepening of institutional co-operation and the Europeanization of national foreign policies, intra-EU crises reveal a strong potential to put past achievements to test. This makes it important to also think about ‘de-Europeanization’ of EU foreign policy, which remains conceptually and empirically under-researched. Addressing this gap in the literature, this contribution proposes new research avenues in terms of conceptualizing de-Europeanization and discusses these insights in light of recent empirical developments.


Wednesday, April 17th - 14.00-15.30 - Room 1.01

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