An Introduction To European Integration: History, Institutions, And Policies

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Political Science
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
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This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of European integration from the post-war period to the present. The course is divided into three parts. Part one explores the history, ideas and rationale behind EU integration over the past 50 years, including the most recent EU enlargement. Part two examines the institutions of the European Union, their origins, functions, and organisation. The third and final part of the course will explore a number of key issues facing the European Union at present, including the problematic relationship between the EU and Britain, in the year of Britain's presidency of the European Union, E.U.-USA relations, reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, and the future of the European Constitution.