General Guidance:

Remember in your responses you will need to demonstrate both engagement with and understanding of the course material.

Be able to draw connections between authors and main arguments in their texts (for example, Walt argues….).

Make your own position explicit and support your position with reference to course material.

When writing your essay responses you should be able to acknowledge opposing arguments to the position you have taken and address why you find these arguments less convincing.

Question : In what way can the European External Action Service be seen as wielding “symbolic power”? How has this changed today, does the EEAS still mainly constitute a symbolic power challenge to member state diplomatic services or does it increasingly constitute a material challenge in that the EEAS is assuming a greater role in conducting diplomacy?

Please make sure to address all the questions carefully and build up an argument or conclusion.

Symbolic Powers