THE NATION-STATE AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION (42904)

Σουζάννα Βέρνυ

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What is the future of European integration in the age of Brexit? Rising euroscepticism has encouraged demands for a return to the nation-state or a redefinition of its relationship with European integration. The aim of this course is to understand what has produced this backlash.

Students are first introduced to the European nation-state, its evolution and the role it has played in the popular imagination. Then the course examines the multiple ways in which participation in the European Union (EU) and the continual deepening of integration influence the European nation-state and its functions, impacting on institutions, policies and citizens.

Three categories of European state are considered: full EU members, candidate states, and non-members who are linked to the EU through different types of institutionalised relationships. The final class investigates Brexit, both as a debate and as a process.

Course Goals

  • Understanding the interaction between domestic and international politics
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