IR/PO 361 - Germany and the European Union
In this course we will examine the political structure, formation, and development of the European Union, as well as Germanys role in the process of European integration and why Germany was so deeply interested in European integration. Special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of the political challenges that lie ahead. Another focus will be the integration of many Eastern European countries and their consequences for reforms in the EU. We will also discuss the consequences of the deep crisis of the world finance system and the political consequences for the European Monetary Union and the future of the EU and the consequences of the new role of NATO for the member states of EU and the new challenges for the EU as global actor.