Reviewing European perspective cases

Richard Grant

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


An increasing number of Pew cases published by the Center of Diplomacy at Georgetown University examine issues important to Western European countries. Many of these cases can be used or modified for courses that focus on European perspectives in international studies. This chapter offers students explanations of the functioning of the European Union (EU) and its institutions, the role of individual states and domestic interests within the organization, the tensions between localism and regionalism, and the relationship of EU institutions with external actors such as the United States. Sometimes a case that illustrates US interactions with Europe can be a helpful lens to understand the European policy-making environment. European coverage usually includes both the role of various European institutions-such as the EU Commission, which drafts policy, or the EU Council of Ministers, which decides policy-and these institutions’ respective relations with various national governments and actors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTeaching International Affairs With Cases
Subtitle of host publicationCross-national Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781000242058
ISBN (Print)9780367289492
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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