The Political Science module 'Strategy of International Trade' relies upon active learning. Alongside traditional academic lectures, students are involved in class debate and critical analysis of readings. Students are invited to read beforehand the selected texts. Students are also required to prepare individual or group presentations on topics such as euro-lobbying, EU-USA trade relations, TTIP failed negotiations, the 'protectionist turn' of Tumpism, etc.
The Political Science module 'Strategy of International Trade' seeks to analyse the governance of international trade, focusing in particular on state and non-state actors (EU, International Organizations and NGOs) that play a relevant role on the global scale. Significant dynamics of global trade, relations among major trade global powers - including the EU, processes of transformation of the global trade system. The key goal of this teaching module is to understand international trade via a strong theoretical approach.
- global trade actors (including EU and WTO);
- interest groups and lobbying, especially on the European Commission;
- the EU as a normative power;
- the EU as a market power Europe.
Students are strongly encouraged to illustrate these topics in class.
Compoulsory readings, a sample. These readings are available on studium and can also be downloaded from the UNICT library.