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EU Integration Theories

Schedule

Friday, 21 February 2020 to Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Total hours: 20
Hours of lectures: 20

Prerequisites

Compulsory for the 1st year students of the PhD Programme in "Transnational Governance"

Optional for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Political Science and Sociology"

Optional for the 4th and 5th year students of the MA Programme in "Political and Social Sciences"

Syllabus

The course introduces students to the main theories of European integration and applies them to the case of the EU economic and social policymaking on the one hand, and EU external action on the other. The course consists of two parts: the first one refers to the EU grand theories and introduces key concepts and contributions. The second part refers to the same theoretical approaches mentioned in the first part of the course while focusing on more recent contributions that have addressed the last EU crises.

At the end of the course students are expected to be familiar with the main theories of European integration applied to the economic and social policy governance, and the EU external action. They are able to figure out the drivers and institutional traits of the EU, and developed a critical understanding of the different positions in the literature. They are also expected to know the key aspects of the EU economic and social governance and the EU foreign policy