GOVT-372 Dept Sem: Imagining Europe
Spring for 2015-2016
The countries of Europe, locked in mortal combat mere decades ago, today are closely knit together in the European Union (EU). Although unique in its form, the EU is merely the latest in a long line of emergent political organizations. This seminar situates the European experiment historically by exploring the various ways in which political life has been organized, from city states to soveriegn states to the development of modern nation-states in the nineteenth century and onwards. The economic, social and political causes of European political unification, issues of national identity, policy capacity, and legitimacy will be considered through intensive reading and discussion. A research paper forms the core of the course requirements.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: GOVT 060 or GOVT 006

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