Module Identifier IP33820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Roger Scully  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Siobhan Harty  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours 10 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours 10 x 1 hour  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   70%  
  Essay   1 x 2,000 word essay   30%  

This module provides a comprehensive of the development of contemporary European politics. It covers the emergence of the European Union, and examines the evolving institutional and policy framework of the EU. It also explores the implications of the EU for states of Europe ? both those who are EU members and those who are not. Further, a comparative perspective is provided on the institutional structures, and internal and external policies of major European countries.

By the end of the module students will have a detailed and critical awareness of contemporary politics and policies within Europe. Students should recognise the major debates and issues concerning the exercise of power and authority within and between constituent levels of government in Europe, and have a critical understanding of the importance of the European Union to the states of Europe.

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
D Dinan. Ever Closer Union.
J E Lane & S Ersson. Politics and Society in Western Europe.