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The EU as a Political Community - Polity, Politics and Policies


Seminar: BA, Sozialwissenschaften-Vertiefung

Dienstag 11.15-12.45 Uhr, Ort: GD 06, Veranstaltungsbeginn: 03.04.2012

The class discusses recent analyses of the EU’s policies, politics and polity. By analysing its structures and processes, it addresses the broader question of what kind of political animal the EU is and whether it is adequately understood as a value-based community, as an intergovernmental regime or rather as a nation-state in statu nascendi.


Bomberg, E./ Peterson, J./ Stubb, A. (eds) The European Union: How Does it Work? Oxford University Press 2008.

Nugent Neill: The Government and Politics of the European Union, 7th ed., Palgrave Macmillan 2010.

Hinweise zur Veranstaltung:
max. 30 participants; please register until March 26th, 2012 at

Leistungsnachweis: presentation of max 15 minutes on one of the seminar’s topics plus term paper (4,000 words).

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen:1. Regular attendance, 2. Preparation of texts (reader) on the basis of guiding questions.

Sprache: English


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