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PPR224: The Politics of the European Union
Tutors: Karolina Follis (Michaelmas) and Martin Steven (Lent)
The course is intended to provide a comprehensive survey of the politics of European Union, covering the origins of the EU, the principal institutions of the EU, the main policies of the EU, and the main theoretical debates on the EU. Students will be expected to tie theories of integration to the actual workings of the Union.
This course is designed as an introduction to the history and politics of European integration. It begins with an introduction to the history of European integration and European integration theory followed by explanation and evaluation of the role of EU institutions, particularly the Commission, European Parliament, Council of Ministers and Court of Justice. The course then focuses on core policy areas including: European Monetary Union, social policy and regional policy. It concludes with an exploration of the evolving relationship between the EU and UK and explores how this relationship impacts on UK national politics and policies.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and seminar (1 hour) weekly.
Dinan D Ever Closer Union ? : An Introduction to the European Community
George S & Bache I Politics and Policy in the European Community
Laffin B Integration and Co-operation in Europe
Lodge J (ed) Institutions and Policies of the European Community
Nugent N The Government and Politics of the European Union
Swann D The Economics of the European Community
Tsoukalis L (ed) The European Community
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