The European Union (EU) is one of the world's most ambitious experiments in governance. Consequently, it is both one of the most complex and intriguing international organizations to study and understand. In this course, we will review the history of European integration and we will investigate in detail the main institutions of the EU and how they relate to one another. We will also explore some of the most important current debates revolving around the EU, including the role of public opinion and identity politics for European integration, the 'democratic deficit' and the most recent global financial crisis.
A list of available seminars will be posted on the department webpage prior to each semester's registration.
Permission of the instructor. Individual courses may have additional prerequisites. At least one seminar is offered in each sub-field every year.