• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject European Studies
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Archaeology, Contemporary Europe, Cultural Studies, History More...
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Annmarie Elijah
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2014
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The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective. (EURO8003)

This Master's level course addresses issues relating to the challenges and implication of European integration. Since the end of the Second World War, the sub-continent of Europe has experienced sustained and expanding degrees of supranational integration in the fields of law, economics and politics. Some analysts see in this process a model for regional integration the world over; others argue that the EU is unique and that this pattern of integration cannot - and should not - be repeated elsewhere.

This course will critically examine European integration from historical, applied and theoretical perspectives. By examining case-studies in the fields of law and regulation, human rights, trade and the environment, common policing and security policy and immigration, students will gain interdisciplinary insights to the process of regional integration and equip them to make comparative analysis, engaging with questions such as:

  • Can the European model of integration help us predict the possibility of and paths towards integration in other parts of the world, such as Asia?
  • What are the external implications of European regionalism?
  • Is regional integration effective and desirable?
  • How integrated, by comparison, are federal entities such as Australia?

This course will appeal to students of international relations, European politics, comparative law, sociology and public policy.

It will be taught in an intensive format over four days, 3 - 6 June at the ANU Centre for European Studies. The program is comprised of lectures, seminars, and structured discussion groups and will offer students exposure to a range of leading researchers, policy practitioners and diplomats. In addition students will work in syndicates and be required to participate in a group presentation on the final day of the course.

Indicative Assessment

A 1000 word briefing paper (30%) and 4000 word research essay (70%).

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Preliminary Reading

To be advised.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Political Sciences
  • Sociology
  • International Business
  • Museums and Collections


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
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Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4638 02 Jun 2014 06 Jun 2014 06 Jun 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person N/A

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