pol5rip europe transformed 1755 2009



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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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Horvath

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of International Relations (AMIR/AMIRL/AMIRH/AMIRS), Master of International Development (AMID/AMIDV/AMIDH) or coordinators approval


Incompatible subjects POL4RIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will have mastery of the conceptual, historical and contemporary issues of European integration.

Essay, seminar discussions

02. Students will have extensive knowledge of the promises and challenges of Europe#s future.

Essay, seminar discussions

03. Students will execute a substantial research project on the process of European unification that demonstrates advanced critical skills and knowledge of its historical foundations.

Essay, seminar discussions

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