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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The main purpose of this subject is to enable students to analyse contemporary and emerging issues of European integration against the backdrop of the history of the European project and its conceptual underpinnings. It situates the current process of European unification, with its beginnings in the post-war period, in a much broader historical and philosophical context that has its origins in the 'Enlightenment project'. This subject provides students with a thorough understanding of the past and present of European integration and, thus, a greater awareness of both the promises and challenges of Europe's future.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjects POL5RIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in one of: AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours degree, majoring in Politics or History, AHIR-Bachelor of International Relations Honours, AHSS-Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours, AHID-Bachelor of International Development Honours, Enrolment in the Master of International Relations (AMIR/AMIRH), Master of International Development (AMID/AMIDH) or coordinators approval

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAt the mind limits.RecommendedAmery, J.INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS 1998
ReadingsDark continent: Europe's Twentieth Century.RecommendedMazower, M.PENGUIN 1999
ReadingsDesolation and enlightenment: political knowledge after total war, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust.RecommendedKatznelson, I.COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS 2003
ReadingsEuropean integration, 1950-2003: Superstate or new market economy?RecommendedGillingham, J.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2003
ReadingsReflections on the Revolution in France.RecommendedBurke, E.PENGUIN 1968
ReadingsThe roads to modernity.RecommendedHimmelfarb, G.ALFRED A. KNOPF 2004

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