DPI-433: Europe in Crisis: International, Regional, and Domestic Perspectives

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Michelle Cini


Day Time Location
First Day 1/27
Meet Day M/W 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM L280


It is almost a truism to claim that Europe is in crisis. But what does this really mean? What forms does this crisis (or crises) take? Is there one crisis or several? What effects have crisis had on Europe’s external relations, the European integration project, and on individual countries within the region? This course aims to identify the many different ways in which crisis and its effects can be explained and understood through the lens of Europe’s international relations (with an emphasis on transatlantic and EU-China relations), the European Union and the Eurozone (focusing on the nature of the euro crisis, and the EU’s responses to it) and the domestic politics of member states, including the various responses of countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece and Hungary. These three perspectives on crisis will highlight the political, economic and social dimensions of Europe’s crisis (or crises). It will not focus explicitly on the European Union’s institutions and policy; but will provide a broad understanding of Europe’s place in the world, and the challenges it faces at home and abroad in the second decade of the twenty-first century.