IR 369 EXAM 2 Study Guide (62 pages)

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IR 369 EXAM 2 Study Guide

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This is an in depth review of everything covered since the last midterm; this includes readings from Sarotte's book, Pinder and Usherwood, and Marsh as well as information regarding the Reykjavik Files.


Pages:
62
School:
University of Southern California
Course:
Ir 369 - Contemporary European International Relations

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IR 369 EXAM 2 REVIEW Pinder and Usherwood chapters 1 to 3 The European Union represents a durable peace for the world following World War II It helps to guarantee future stability between countries such as Belgium Italy Luxembourg the Netherlands France and Germany In addition it has further impact by being a potential contributor to making the world a safer place in fields such as climate change and peacekeeping as well as help other countries and foreign governments in matters of finance and economics There are a few theories that are related to the European Union Federalists believe that the EU Community can be seen as developing by a process of spillover Federalists go beyond neo functionalism by relating the transfer of powers to the Union less to spillover from existing powers to new ones On the other hand realists favor a more anarchic system with the possibility of zero progress The founding of EU can about in the 1950s with founding treaties However a major complication is that the European Union was set up by the Maastricht Treaty with two new pillars for foreign policy and internal security alongside the EU which already had its own treaties There are 3 basic pillars of EU The EU is comprised of common institutions which is comprised by the European Community Common Foreign and Security Policy and Police Judicial Co operation in Criminal Matters The EU is governed through a hierarchy that starts with the European Council Next there is the Council of Ministers Commission and European Parliament Working with these three groups are the committee of regions economic and social committee and court of auditors There is also the court of justice and the court of first instance which works alongside it Chapter 1 What the EU is for A durable peace For France and Germany which had been at war with each other three times in the last eight decades finding a way to live together in a durable peace was a fundamental political priority The other four states but



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