EUS 4212/POS 4931: European Economic Integration: Politics & Policy
Center for European Studies
3324 Turlington Hall
PO Box 117342
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-8966 (fax)
Instructors: Dr. Petia Kostadinova & Dr. Conor O’Dwyer
This course is designed to provide students with a unique perspective on the political economy of European Union (EU) economic integration. It is an interdisciplinary course that covers topics ranging from the economic and political justification for economic integration to the links between EU enlargement and post-communist economic transition to the role of the Euro in the world.
In addition, the course will require participation in two in-class debates. In each, two teams will present policy briefs on complex and controversial policy choices that the EU has faced over the course of its institutional evolution. The final activity of the course is a day-long seminar where students will present research paper findings to a group of local social studies and economics teachers.
The course requires at least a basic knowledge in the history and institutions of the European Union. Students who do not have EU knowledge should see the instructors for additional readings.