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EUR3411 - The Political Economy of the History of European Integration

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

What is the economic logic behind progressive steps in European economic integration, from a free trade area to the internal market and monetary union? To what extent did EU member states economies converge or diverge over time? To what extent can the European sovereign debt crisis be attributed to flaws in the original construction of the Economic and Monetary Union? In short, what can a political economy perspective add to our understanding of the contemporary nature and challenges of European integration?

The course aims to introduce students to key aspects of the political economy of EU integration. It first examines, based on key economic concepts and theories, the political economy of European economic integration with a particular emphasis on its trade, monetary and growth dimensions as well as the degree of economic convergence that resulted from European integration. It then discusses the variety of capitalism existing in the EU on the example of France and Germany. It finally concludes with an examination of the euro-crisis, its origins, development and the increased differentiation in integration that it brought about.

Learning outcome

Successful candidates are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

Knowledge:
Students
- have basic knowledge and understanding of the main historical and contemporary political economy issues of European integration
- have a deepened understanding of the domestic economic changes resulting from European economic and policy integration and of the challenges of economic convergence/divergence within the EU
- are familiar with the varieties of capitalist economies in Europe and how they affect economic integration in Europe

Skills:
Students are able to
- form balanced and critical assessments of the role of economics in the evolutionary process of European integration and of economic questions arising from the process of integration
- apply their knowledge and conduct independent empirical research in European political economy to design and write a policy paper

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, with active student participation. It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course

Compulsory assignments

  • Term paper/presentation

Further on evaluation

Exam registration requires that class registration and compulsory assignments are approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from a previous semester may be approved by the department.It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Available at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EUR3405 7.5 01.09.2017
EUR3412 7.5 01.09.2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • European Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Institutt for historiske og klassiske studier

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-03

Submission 2020-12-03

Release 15:00

Submission 19:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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