Fall/Winter Timetable

POL359Y1Y L0101

Enlarging Europe: The European Union and Its Applicants

Themes

European integration is one of the most important and most successful political experiments in recent history. This course looks to the recent trends in this process, as well as its future prospects for states that are still outside the Union. It will examine the consequences of enlargement and deeper integration for the internal dynamics of the Union. However, the emphasis is on the impact that integration and the prospects of integration have on the potential member states and the countries bordering the Union. The course provides a brief overview twentieth century Europe and the salient issues in the past enlargement rounds, furnishing the context for the study of current and future integration efforts. Readings will cover the 2004 and 2007 enlargement rounds to Central and East European countries, continuing with efforts related to South-Eastern Europe (the Balkans), as well as Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Texts

Colin Hay and Anand Menon, ed. European Politics Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Format and Requirements

Lecture course. Mid-term test (25%), participation and regular attendance (10%), 1st term opinion style essay, 1000 words (25%), 2nd term essay, 2500 words (40%) includes essay proposal sent to instructor.

Prerequisites

POL207Y1 / EUR200Y1