Politics in a United Europe
More than fifty years after the treaty of Rome, Europe has become a major power of more than 400 millions of people. Based on the friendship between France and Germany, it has been a factor of peace and prosperity. However, since the end of the Cold War and the Treaty of Maastricht, Europe has been more and more criticized. The “no” to the constitutional treaty in France in 2005 has been a major setback. The economical crisis also puts a lot of strain on the European Union. Our aims are to explain:
1- How Europe has become what it is: its institutions and its different stages.
2- How France has had to adapt its institutions to the European construction. How France had to give up large fields of its sovereignty, especially since the Euro. In other words, how Europe has influenced French politics and policies
3- And finally how Europe can find its place in a globalized world.
No previous knowledge is required.
Bino Olivi et Alessandro Giacone, L’Europe difficile: Histoire politique de la construction européenne, Folio Histoire Gallimard 2007
“L’Europe Difficile: Historie politique de la construction européenne”, Bino Olivi et Allessandro Giacone, Filio Histoire Gallimard 2007
(Besides regular credits this course may also count for one unit (i.e. 3 credits) in the M.A. in Mediterranean Studies program)
N.B. Students who choose section A can validate their credits in methodology (equivalent to 6525) or they can choose standard evaluation without validating the methodology unit.