Politics of European Integration

Course Code: 
Compulsory Courses

Number of credits allocated: 6 ECTS Credits

Objective of the course (expected learning outcomes and competences to be acquired)

  • Understanding of the basic concepts in the analysis of European integration.
  • Acquaintance with the historical condition and the factors that drive the European integration process.
  • Familiarization with the institutional structure and evolution of the EU political system

Prerequisites: None

Course contents:

  • Historical background and evolution
  • The political system of governance of the EU: institutional and political modus operandi:
    • EU institutions: structure and basic functions (European Council, Council of Ministers, European Commission, European Parliament, European Court of Justice, European Central Bank, auxiliary bodies)
    • Policy-making in the EU: actors and processes

Recommended reading

  •  N. Nugent (2010) The Government and Politics of the European Union 7th ed. (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan)
  •  S. Verney and A. Kontis (eds), European Integration – Crises and Challenges, Papazisis 2017 (in Greek)

Teaching methods:  Lectures.

Assessment methods:  Final written exam (100%)

Language of instruction: Greek