2723 - The European Union: Government and Politics
The course analyzes the political background, and the organization and development of the European Union. Extensive emphasis is placed on the four major institutions of the European Union: the Commission, the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, and the European Court of Justice. Additional coverage is accorded the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of Regions, the European Investment Bank, the European Central Bank, and the European Court of Auditors. Policies /processes that include taxation, monetary regulation, competition, industrial innovation, and agricultural production also receive comprehensive treatment. Finally, the entire course focuses on the study of the European Union as an international economic and political actor. This includes a treatment of the outlook of Brexit as a challenge to the European Union's founding rationale. Lecture (plus Questions)
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