Impact on European Union studies of the developing EU comprehensive economic and trade agreements with third countries: The case of Canada

Tatjana Muravska, Alexandre Berlin, Don Sparling

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Abstract

The EU has signed an agreement in principle for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, the first of its kind for the EU, entering into force in 2015, opening a renewed market access strategy for the EU and has initiated negotiations with the USA. The EU agreement with Canada has implications on the EU-Canada relations broadening their scope, going beyond the classical trade agreements. For the EU citizens to benefit from this agreement, a more in depth knowledge of Canada would be required, which should be reflected in a comparative approach to European studies. We examine these implications on the need to expand and adapt, the content of and approach to research and teaching European studies. We conclude that the theoretical approach to European and related studies of other countries (including as appropriate in the case of federal countries, the sub-national level) and their practical implications should always be multi and inter-disciplinary in nature and benefit from direct in-situ exposure and should be fully integrated in the university curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocieties in Transition
Subtitle of host publicationEconomic, Political and Security Transformations in Contemporary Europe
EditorsS. Katsikides , P. Koktsidis
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages111-132
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319138145
ISBN (Print)9783319138138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science

  • 5.2 Economy and Business

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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