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The EU and the UN Security Council (UNSC)

Module by Edith Drieskens, Leuven University


This webinar deals with the EU and the reform of the UNSC. It focuses on the role and membership of the UNSC and addresses the prospects for change both within the UN and EU. Four questions are answered: What is the role of the UN Security Council in world politics? Who are the members of the UN Security Council? What are the chances for reform of the UN Security Council? What are the chances for an EU seat at the UN Security Council?

Keywords: UN Security Council, membership, reform, regionalism, EU seat
Video lecture by Edith Drieskens



Edith Drieskens is Associate Professor of International Relations at Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) at Leuven University, Belgium. Her work explores the regional dimensions of global governance, notably the EU’s post-Lisbon functioning in international organizations, from both a conceptual (actorness, Normative Market Europe) and theoretical point of view (principal-agent theory). She is the co-editor of Effective Multilateralism: Internal and External Reform Practices (Routledge, 2014) and The Sage Handbook on European Foreign Policy (Sage, 2015).  Recent work was published in Journal of European Public Policy (‘Golden or gilded jubilee? A research agenda for actorness’; ‘The EU controls FIFA and UEFA: A Principal-Agent Perspective’ (with Geeraert)), Journal of European Integration (‘Normative Market Europe: The EU as a force for good in international sports governance?’ (with Geeraert)) and Mediterranean Politics (‘One swallow does not make spring: A critical juncture perspective on the EU sanctions in response to the Arab Spring’ (with Boogaerts and Portela)). For the new volume of Blavoukos and Bourantonis on The EU in UN Politics. Actors, Processes and Performance, she explored the EU’s functioning at UNESCO in relation to Palestine’s membership (with De Tavernier).

Homepage, publications and contact details: http://soc.kuleuven.be/lines/staff/staff/00036984
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