Anno Accademico ​2014/2015

Primo Semestre​
Modalità d'Erogazione
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

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The students of the course of European Integration, that is taught entirely in English, at the end of the course will get a general knowledge about the actual politics and problems that the European Union is facing. The course will give a general framework of the issues that the European Union manages today. There will be an illustration of the services, policy and rules of the Union. The course's aim is to give a basic knowledge that can help the students in understanding the functioning of the European Union and its action.
Mode of acquiring methods and didactic tools: The knowledge and comprehension capacity will be acquired through the lectures, with texts and documents. In particular there will be tests during the lecture in order to understand the level of knowledge and comprehension of the students. Moreover, if needed there will be the possibility to ask for extra explanation during the office hours.
Mode of verification of the results: Evaluation of the active participation of the students at the lectures, exercise, seminar activities, mid-term tests, self-evaluation, and final exams.


General knowledge of History of International Relations and International Politics or Contemporary History.


Achieving the European Union from 1992 to the European Common Currency;

The Enlargement and its challenges;

The political and historical reason for the Treaty of Amsterdam; The Treaty of Nice; The idea of a constitution for Europe; and for the Lisbon Treaty;
Foreign and Security Policy;

The relationship between the EU and the rest of the world in the XXI Century: the USA; Africa; South America, Russia, China and the Far East; and The Middle East;

The EU and the Cooperation Development Policies;

The European External Action Service;

The EU by topics: Business, Culture and Education; Customs and tax; Humanitarian Aid and Development; Economy and Finance; Employment and Social Affairs; Environment and Energy; Health, Justice and Citizens' Rights; Regions and Local Development; Transport and Travel; European Policies on Culture, Cinema and Creative Arts;

The European Union and its opportunities; Agencies and others EU bodies.

Metodi Didattici

Lectures (54 hours), use of PPTs; distribution of copies of documents, texts, and maps.
The course includes a test the first day and at the end of the course.
The attendance of the lectures is highly recommended.

Verifica dell'apprendimento

Talks on the experience done during the course. Evaluation of essays and evaluation of the learning process; mid-term test and final oral exams.


Ian Bache, Simon Bulmer, Stephen George and Owen Parker, Politics in the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2015

Leopoldo Nuti, Frederic Bozo, Marie-Pierre Rey, Bernd Rother (a cura di), The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War, Stanford University Press, 2015

Eric Bussière – Guia Migani, Les années Barroso, 2004-2014, Tallandier, 2014

Desmond Dinan, EuropeRecast. A History of the European Union, London 2004

Marina Cattaruzza, Stefan Dyroff, Dieter Langewiesche (a cura di), Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War: Goals, Expectations, Practices

Derek W. Urwin, The Community of Europe. A history of European integration since 1945, London, Longman, 1995

Martin J. Dedman, The origins and development of the European Union, 1945-1995. A history of European Integration, London, Routledge, 1996

Peter Stirk, A History of European Integration since 1914, London, Pinter, 1996

Oliviero Frattolillo, Diplomacy in Japan-EU Relations. From the Cold War to the Post-Bipolar Era, Routledge, London-New York 2013

Elena Calandri, Daniele Caviglia, Antonio Varsori (a cura di), Detente in Cold War Europe: Politics and Diplomacy in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, I.B. Tauris, 2012

Giuliano Garavini, After Empires. European Integration, Decolonization, and the Challenge from the Global South 1957-1986, Oxford University Press, 2012

Other useful readings:

Michale Barnett, Martha Finnemore, Rules for the world. International Organizations in global politics, Cornell University Press

Web sites:

Altre Informazioni

Il Corso di European Integration è impartito completamente in lingua inglese e durante il corso vi saranno alcuni ospiti che parleranno su temi di particolare interesse.

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