Lecture14_UnitingOfEuropePart2

Lecture14_UnitingOfEuropePart2 - Lecture 14: The Uniting of...

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Lecture 14: The Uniting of Europe, part 2 Lessons from Europe Professor R. Daniel Kelemen
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Outline What is the EU? What the EU has achieved and why Americans should care A brief History of the EU: Origins Resurgence Lessons
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Why should we care about the EU? America’s most important military allies America’s biggest trading partner Increasingly one of the major players in geopolitics The EU provides a powerful example of international cooperation for other regions It is just interesting… how did they do it?
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EU US economic relationship
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US trade with China and EU (in billions) Exports Imports Trade Balance China 70 296 -226 EU 221 281 -60 So, US exports 3x as much to EU as to China
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New Jersey and Europe
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New Jersey and Europe
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New Jersey and Europe
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A Brief History of the EU Origins Resurgence The EU Today
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The ECSC Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman Schuman Declaration – May 9, 1950 European Coal and Steel Community Treaty signed 1951
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Origins of the European Economic Community (EEC): TREATY OF ROME 1957
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Geostrategic and commercial motivations Germany Geostrategic: ‘To protect Germany from itself’ – Adenauer Economic: Export led Growth France Geostrategic: Contain Germany and create platform for French Influence Economic: Agricultural exports UK – (why they didn’t join EEC) Geostrategic: Special relationship with US? Commonwealth? Economic: Most trade still with commonwealth. Fear competition with Germany
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course 360 290 taught by Professor Dankelemen during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture14_UnitingOfEuropePart2 - Lecture 14: The Uniting of...

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