Module 7: Challenges to EU Politics and Governance
Introduction to the Unit: Theories and conceptual approaches to EUropean politics and governance
Part I: So, “what’s wrong with EUrope?…”: the EU as Europe’s worst enemy
What is EUrope?: Media, public and policy actors’ perspectives
Policy-making in EUrope: Who does what exactly…?
EU institutions v ‘Europe and the world’
The EU, Europe and their (non)nationalist states
The financial crisis and the not-so Single Market
Mobility, migration and the refugee crisis
Where now for a common EUropean policy on defence and security?
Enlargement: a thing of the past or the means to uniting Europe?
Part II. “…and how to fix it?”: Potentials and alternatives for EUrope
Further EUropean integration: An exclusive political club or a two-speed economic union?
The current state of play: EUropean disintegration, conflict and re-nationalisation
Summary and overview of the unit
Taking stock: Assessing EUropean politics and governance today