- Code EURO3001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject European Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Patrick Dumont
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2017
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The European Union is the most advanced supranational polity on the plant, but how did it get that way? Was it the Grand Design of far-sighted visionaries, or merely an unintended consequence of past decisions and policies? This course poses such questions and introduces students to the history and theory of European integration. By examining the political history of the European Union, students will discover the theories used to explain the unique degree of political integration that has characterised the European state system since the end of World War Two.
The course is divided into two parts. The first covers the political history of European integration since World War Two. The second covers the major theoretical positions that have arisen to explain that same process of political integration. The two parts of the course will reinforce each other, with the second part taking the historical development of European integration as its source material but making the theoretical dimensions explicit.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the main theoretical positions used to explain European integration;
- Identify the episodes in post-War European history that have led to advances in integration theory;
- Analyse different historical and political explanations of European integration that privilege one theory over others;
- Apply knowledge of these theories to predict possible directions in future European integration.
One research essay on Part A, 2000 words (40%) (LO2, 4)
One research essay on Part B, 2000 words (40%) (LO3, 4)
Short assessment on Parts A and B, 1000 words (20%) (LO 1, 4)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of lectures and tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
McAllister, Richard (2010). European Union: an historical and political survey. London: Routledge.
Eilstrop-Sangiovani, Mette. (2006). Debates on European Integration: a reader. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
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|Last day to enrol
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|Mode Of Delivery
|24 Jul 2017
|31 Jul 2017
|31 Aug 2017
|27 Oct 2017