Students will study theories of political integration such as (neo-) functionalism and intergovernmental co-operation. They will analyse various institutions of the European Union as well as the impacts of EU enlargement and treaty reform on the European Union. A number of issues related to European integration will also be considered, including various dimensions of the EU's internal policies (common market, monetary union, social and environmental policy) and its external relations (trade and aid, human rights, foreign, diplomatic and security issues). The importance of concepts (democracy, sovereignty, national identity) and the role of political leaders and parties, and that of public opinion, will also be analysed.

Term(s) offered: Autumn/Spring/Summer term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: III B 2