Construction of Europe
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Euroopa ülesehitus
Course title in English
Construction of Europe
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
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Course aims
To give an overview of the cleavages and problems forming the basis of the EU and its institutions.
Brief description of the course
The course introduces students to the main lines of conflict and key political cleavages in the process of European integration. Among the questions to be studied are: What determines public opinion on European integration? Which factors explain how politicians vote in the Council and in the European Parliament? Which role do Europarties perform in regional integration? Is European integration a centrist project? Do elites and citizens have similar preferences towards European integration?
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands that in the course of history Europe has always been socially constructed and there is no natural Europe;
- understands that there is something what can be understood as European civilization.
Jyrki Käkönen