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|Meet Day||T/Th||11:40 AM - 1:00 PM||T301|
Will Europe successfully face the major challenges of the 21st century? With the euro crisis, some have repeatedly chronicled the death of the European community, while others have long contended that it will "rule the 21st century." More soberly, pundits in 2011 suggest that "Europe will work." How? is the question addressed by this course. Part I, "Making Supranational Democracy Work," looks at the European Union as a supranational democracy in the making, in which powerful, responsive institutions and various actors develop innovative methods of regulation and governance. Part II, "European Policies and Values," focuses on specific preferences and interests of the European Union and their controversial impact in the global arena, including the single market, common agricultural policy, social policies, gender equality, global migrations, and multiculturalism. Part III "External Governance," explores different aspects of European external relations, through the examples of trade, democracy promotion, and neighborhood policies.