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

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

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 is organized in lectures and seminars, as detailed in the following program. Lectures (16 hours) aim to introduce students to the core tenets of the discipline. Seminars (12 hours) aim to provide occasions for in-depth discussions of class materials and exercises. For the seminar section of the course, students will be divided in two groups, for a total of 28 hours for each student. Students are required to carefully read the assigned material before the session and - in the case of seminars - active participation through presentations of existing scholarship and case studies will also be expected.

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. main part of the course will be deepened the history of european integration. In the seminar part of the course 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).

Readings/Bibliography

DI Giuliana Laschi, Storia dell'integrazione europea, Le Monnier, 2021 e L'Europa e gli altri. Le relazioni esterne della Comunità dalle origini al dialogo Nord-Sud, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.

A complet list will be distributed in class.

Teaching methods

Archive documents and seminars

Assessment methods

At the end of the first module, students are required to pass (18/30) a wrote exam. Students will present a paper in class and at the and of the course will produce the final paper (15.000 characters, included spaces). 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 of UE Historical Archive

Office hours

See the website of Giuliana Laschi

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