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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2004

GOV 360N • United States and Europe

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35115 MW
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
PHR 2.108
Brenner

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. This course explores the changing pattern of the United States relations with its Cold War allies and economic partners in Western Europe as it builds a new set of relationships across an undivided continent. From both the American and European perspectives, it examines the renovation of established multilateral institutions and the creation of new ones. It looks critically at the projects of European Union construction (monetary union, a common foreign policy, constitutional development, enlargement), and NATO’s reorientation and expanded geographical scope. The repercussions of the United States’ devaluation of multilateralism is a prominent theme. . It underscores the central question: what is the practical meaning of the concepts of the ‘West’ and ‘Europe?’ Among the topical issues considered are: the ‘war on terror,’ Iraq, managing nationality conflicts, US/EU trade disputes, and making a place for Russia in a pan-European system.

Grading Policy

Mid-term Exam 25% Policy paper 40% Final Exam 35%

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