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SPANISH FOREIGN POLICY

Study Guide

Juan Carlos Jiménez Redondo 
Professor of Geography, History and Sociology at CEU San Pablo University

 

BLOCK I. CONCEPT, STRUCTURE AND ACTORS OF THE FOREIGN POLICY 

 

1. Interests and values in the Spanish foreign policy. The idea of consensus and dissent in foreign policy
2. The Spanish national identity and its projection abroad. Challenges to the foreign policy and security in a global world
3. The progressive personalization of foreign policy. The role of the president of the government
4. The external action of the regional governments
5. Other actors of the foreign policy:

        - The International Cooperation of Spain
        - The cultural action abroad. The paper of the Spanish
        - Spain in the international organizations 
        - The internalization of the Spanish companies 
     

BLOCK II. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 

1. The Franquismo (1939-1975)
2. The democratic Transition (1975-1978)

        - Reformulation of the foreign policy
        - Constitutional framework of the foreign policy: Constitution of the 1978 

3. The Spanish foreign policy until today (1978-2011): the models of foreing policy

        - Foreign policy with centrist government 
        - Foreign policy with Felipe González
        - Foreign policy with José María Aznar
        - Foreign policy with José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

 

BLOCK III. PARTE III: AXES AND SCENARIOS OF THE SPANISH FOREIGN POLICY 

1. The European Axis

        - The long journey towards the integration in the EU
        - Spain in the EU (1986-2010)
        - Spain and the European integration model (2010-2016)

2. The Atlantic Axis: the relations with United States El eje atlantista: las relaciones con Estados Unidos

        - From the Marshall Plan to the agreement of the American's basis
        - The journey to the NATO
        - The Irak war: before and after 

3. The Latin American Axis 

        - Redefinition of the politics: from Hispanism to Iberoamericanidad 
        - Spain in the CentroAmerican conflict
        - The "Comunidad Iberoamericana de Naciones" and the Ibero-American Summits

4. The Mediterranean Axis 

        - Spain and the Magreb España y el Magreb
        - The relations with Morocco: the problem of the West Sahara
        - The role of Spain in the peace process in Middle East
        - From the Process of Barcelona to the Unión of Mediterranean 

5. Other scenarios  

        - China, Far East and y Pacific
        - Russia and East Europe
        - África Subsahariana and Ecuatorial Guinea