At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||The aim of this course is to develop students’ understanding of the theories used to explain the European integration process, by introducing and evaluating the main schools of thought in European integration theory. Students should be able to apply these theoretical models to empirical questions of EU politics and policy-making.|
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- Introduction to theorizing European integration
- Pre-theories: Federalism, functionalism & transactionalism
- (Liberal) Intergovernmentalism
- Comparativism and (multi-level) governance
- New-institutionalisms: rational choice & historical institutionalism
- Social constructivism
- Left or right? A neglected question, critical political economy & Fritz Scharpf
- Democracy in the EU?
- Politicization, crisis, and disintegration? Rethinking grand theories
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Written exam. The exam covers all the material discussed during the lectures and presented in the reader. Pending the evolution of the Covid health crisis, the written exam can be held online.
- portefeuille de lectures ('reader'), mis à disposition des étudiants sur Moodle