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The module is meant to provide for a theoretical overview of the process of European Integration, particularly European economic policy making. The theoretical background in which the course is set is represented by the traditional political scientists’ definition of political economy, mainly deriving from the tradition of International Relations and related theories of European integration. European integration and policies will be therefore assessed in the light of the different interpretative and heuristic tools provided by the theories analysed with a special attention towards the explanation of change in the adoption of policy from the competing theoretical perspectives focusing on institutions, economic interests and ideological paradigms. The policies considered range from competition policy, to EMU and to unemployment to social and migratory policies.
Two hours per week
Module assessment - more information
Two oral presentations (10%), two 3000 word essays (each worth 45% submitted January and March)