Fall/Winter Timetable

POL359Y1Y L5101

Enlarging Europe: The European Union and Its Applicants


European integration is one of the most important 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 of the salient issues in the past enlargement rounds, furnishing the context for the study of current and future integration efforts. Readings will cover the current round of enlargement to the Central and East European countries, continuing with efforts related to South-Eastern Europe (the Balkans), as well as Turkey.

Format and Requirements

Lecture course. In-class test (15%), Participation and regular attendance (10%), 1st term essay, 1500 words (30%), 2nd term essay, 3000 words (45%) includes essay proposal.


POL207Y1 or POL302Y5 or EUR200Y1