EURR 2002 V - Europe and Russia in the World

The position of Europe, the European Union, and the Russian Federation in a global context, including geopolitical, economic, security, and human dimensions. Prerequisite(s): second year standing.

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the position of Europe, the European Union, and the Russian Federation in international affairs. The temporal focus is on the period following the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.

CRN for section V: 12405

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 12406

In-class lecture time & location:
Wednesdays, 1:35pm to 2:25pm, 624 SA

Instructor: Crina Viju

Crina Viju

About the instructor: I teach a number of courses related to Europe and Russia, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, however EURR 2002, Europe and Russia in the World, is one of my favourites. First, one of my colleagues, Prof. DeBardeleben, and I developed EURR 2002, together with EURR 2001, Current Issues in European Politics and Society. They include topics that are related to our research interests and are, from our perspectives, most important in defining the debates in the academic literature related to the region. Second, the topics covered are highly relevant given the increasing and changing role of the European Union and Russia in the world. An understanding of the types of actors they are, how their actions can influence the rest of the world, and the examples they can offer is important to all of us that are interested in politics and economics. Lastly, the European Union and Russia have been frequently present in the Canadian media for the past 5-6 years, and, thus, it is a very rewarding experience for me to guide young minds into trying to explain the actions/reactions of these two actors. Discussions and debates on current events push students to think outside the box, offer constructive criticism and get familiar with perspectives from different disciplines.

Instructor: Joan DeBardeleben

Joan DeBardeleben

About the instructor: Joan DeBardeleben is Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University, where she also holds Jean Monnet Chair in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood Relations. She is also Director of the Centre for European Studies (Carleton's European Union Centre of Excellence), and Director of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a major Canada-Europe research network funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979 and taught at Colorado State University and at McGill University prior to coming to Carleton University in 1991. She is the author of numerous books and articles dealing with Russian politics, including attention to public opinion, labour relations and privatization, environmental politics, federalism, and elections. Her recent research work also deals with EU-Russian relations and the EU's policy toward its eastern neighbours, as well as with political participation in the European Union. Recently DeBardeleben has been working on a research project entitled, "Interests, and Governance Structures in EU-Russian Relations: Constructing issues and framing interests," funded by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant. DeBardeleben is president of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C), a former President of the Canadian Association of Slavists, and an active member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies . She has been a Visiting Researcher at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (Mannheim, Germany) and in at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin.

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