This course provides an overview of the history, the evolving treaty framework, the political institutions, the decision-making processes and key policies of the European Union. The course will address the questions related to particular choices of institutional design, policies and enlargement of the European Union in line with preferences and priorities of individual member states and the EU institutions as well as the changing international context.
The course is awarded the title of Jean Monnet Module by the European Commission and is be coordinated by Dr. Özge Onursal-Beşgül and Dr. Mehmet Ali Tuğtan.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- to examine the history of the European integration process;
- to analyse the institutions of the European integration;
- to introduce the contemporary debates in European integration process.
Course Learning Outcomes
- to state the important turning points in the history of the European integration process;
- to explain the evolving treaty framework;
- to explain how the institutions of the European Union evolved;
- to analyse the contemporary issues in European integration process;
- to compare the European affairs of different member states.
Recommended Textbooks for the Cours
- John Pinder, The building of a European Union, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).
- Duncan Watts, The European Union, (Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2008).
- European Commission, Europe in 12 Lessons (2018).
- Nugent, The Government and Politics of the European Union, 7th Edition, (London: MacMillan, 2010).
- Dinan, Europe Recast: A History of European Union, 2nd Edition, (London: Palgrave, 2014).
- Kaya, et. al., Avrupa Birliği’ne Giriş: Tarih, Kurumlar ve Politikalar, 2nd Extended Edition, (İstanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press: Istanbul, 2012).
- Bache, S. George, S. Bulmer, and O. Parker, Politics in the European Union, 4nd Edition, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
Recommended Websites for the Course
- European Union
- Representation of the European Union to Turkey
- Centre for European Reform
- The Centre for European Policy Studies
- The Robert Schuman Foundation