88091 - History Of European Integration (C.A.)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide an adequate knowledge of the history of the process of European integration. At the end of the course the student knows the causes and contents that gave life to the European Communities; use the tools suitable for a historical perspective analysis of the European Union's external relations through trade instruments, conditionality and systemic alliances.

Course contents

The course will analyse in depth the History of European integration through some specific issues. In the lectures will be presented the European Studies, expounded the main historical stages of the European construction and the main historiographic cores. In the institutional and central part of the course (15 lectures) will be deepened the external role of the European Community and his great changes, from his origin with the Treaties of Rome, through his increasing influence on the politics and economy of third countries; how is evolving the Community place in the international system; the fundamental role of the policies in the relations with the third countries (with a special focus on the environmental policy and common agricultural policy). In the seminar part of the course (5 lectures), will be deepened some items of the external relations of the Community, both with the help of experts and researchers, and through the reading and analysis of archive documents of the mail European institutions, which will be given to the students from the teacher.


attending students :

wrote exam: Giuliana Laschi, L'Europa e gli altri. Le relazioni esterne della Comunità dalle origini al dialogo Nord-Sud, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015; e su una monografia a scelta.

Not attendino students: Testi obbligatori: Umberto Morelli: Storia dell'integrazione europea, Guerini Scientifica, 2011 (o ristampe); Giuliana Laschi, L'Europa e gli altri. Le relazioni esterne della Comunità dalle origini al dialogo Nord-Sud, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015; Una monografia a scelta. .

Paoli, Frontiera sud. L'Italia e la nascita dell'Europa di Schengen, Mondadori, 2018; Laschi G., Deplano V., Pes A. (a cura di), Europa in movimento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017; Cruciani S., Ridolfi M. (a cura di),L’Unione Europea e il Mediterraneo. Relazioni internazionali, crisi politiche e regionali, (1947-2016), FrancoAngeli, 2017; Zaccaria B., The EEC’s Yugoslav Policy in Cold War Europe, 1968-1980 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Mockli, European Foreign Policy during the Cold War, London, Tauris, 2009; Calandri E. (a cura di), Il primato sfuggente. L'Europa e l'intervento per lo sviluppo (1957-2007), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2009; Garavini G., Dopo gli imperi. L'integrazione europea nello scontro Nord-Sud, Le Monnier, 2009.

Teaching methods

Archive documentation Power point Audiovisual instruments

Visit to European Union Historical Archives, Florence

Assessment methods

Students will be attending if they won't be absent more than three times, will present a final paper. on December 3rd students are required to pass (18/30) a wrote exam. At the end of the course, attending students will produce a paper (15.000 characters, included spaces) about an issue decided with the teacher. Non attending students will take a written exam and then an oral exam. Every exam will count a 50% of the final vote.

Teaching tools

power point

visit to European Union Historical Archives

Office hours

See the website of Giuliana Laschi