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  1. Key Reading 20 items
    1. This is a general list and students should endeavour to read at least three of the works cited below during each semester.  Some of these works will also be listed under one or more specific topic.

    2. European Union Politics - Michelle Cini, Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan 2013

      Book Recommended

    3. Origins and Evolution of the European Union - Desmond Dinan 2014

      Book Recommended

    4. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential

    5. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential

    6. The Politics of the European Union - Herman Lelieveldt, Sebastiaan Princen 2011

      Book Essential

    7. Theories of European Integration - Ben Rosamond 2000

      Book Essential

    8. European Integration Theory - Antje Wiener, Thomas Diez 2009

      Book Essential

    9. You should also make use of the many electronic journals which the college has access to. These include (this is not an exhaustive list!): 

    10. You should never have the excuse that you could not access reading materials. These resources can be accessed via METALIB.

  2. Session 1 1 item
    1. This introductory Seminar will be used to discuss your views on the EU and allocate Seminar papers.

  3. Session 2: The Political System of the European Union 6 items
    1. The European Union: How Does It Work? - Elizabeth E. Bomberg 2012

      Book Recommended Chapter 1.

    2. Origins and Evolution of the European Union - Desmond Dinan 2014

      Book Recommended Chapter 14.

    3. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 1.

    4. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 1

  4. Session 3: History of European Integration, 1949-1985 4 items
    1. Europe Recast: A History of European Union - Desmond Dinan 2004

      Book Recommended Chapters 1-2, 4-7.

    2. Origins and Evolution of the European Union - Desmond Dinan 2014

      Book Recommended Chapters 2 & 6.

  5. Session 4: History of European Integration, 1985-2009 11 items
    1. Origins and Evolution of the European Union - Desmond Dinan 2014

      Book Essential Chapters 11 & 14.

    2. Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration - Desmond Dinan 2010

      Book Recommended Chapters 6.

    3. Achieving European Union - Desmond Dinan 2004

      Chapter Essential Also read chapters 6 and 8.

    4. The Government and Politics of the European Union - Neill Nugent 2010

      Book Recommended Chapters 4 & 5

    5. Government and politics of the European Union - Neill Nugent 2003 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapters 4 & 5

  6. Session 5: Executive Politics in the EU 1 – The European Commission 7 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Recommended Chapter 2

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapter 2

    3. European Union: Power and Policy-Making - J. J. Richardson, Sonia Mazey 2015

      Book Recommended Chapter 5

    4. European Union: Power and Policy-Making - J. J. Richardson, Sonia Mazey (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapter 5

  7. Reading week 0 items
  8. Session 6: Executive Politics in the EU 2 – The Council and the National Governments 7 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Recommended Chapters 2 & 3

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapters 2 & 3

    3. The Council of Ministers - T. Christiansen 2015

      Chapter Recommended

    4. The Council of Ministers - T Christiansen 2015 (electronic resource)

      Chapter Recommended

    5. The European Council - Jan Werts 2008

      Book Recommended

    6. The European Council - Wolfgang Wessels 2016

      Book Recommended

  9. Session 7: Legislative Politics in the EU 1 – The European Parliament and the Council of the EU 10 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 3

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 3

    3. The Council of Ministers - T. Christiansen 2015

      Chapter Recommended

    4. The Council of Ministers - T Christiansen 2015 (electronic resource)

      Chapter Recommended

    5. The European Parliament - Richard Corbett 2011

      Book Recommended

    6. Democratic Politics in the European Parliament - Simon Hix 2007 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

  10. Session 8: Legislative Politics in the EU 2 – The Ordinary Legislative Procedure 6 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 3

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 3

    3. The Power of the European Parliament as a Conditional Agenda Setter - George Tsebelis 1994

      Article Recommended See also P. Moser’s 1996 addendum, American Political Science Review, 90, 4, 834-8.

    4. Legislative Politics in the European Union - G. Tsebelis, G. Garrett 2000

      Article Recommended

  11. Session 9: Judicial Politics – the European Court of Justice 10 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 4

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 4

    3. How the Court Made a Federation of the EU - Jean-Michel Josselin, Alain Marciano 2007

      Article Recommended

    4. Judicial Law-Making and European Integration - M. McCown 2015

      Chapter Recommended

  12. Session 10: Democratic Deficit 8 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 6

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 6

  13. Session 11: Party Politics in the European Union 19 items
    1. General Reading 6 items
      1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

        Book Essential Ch. 6.

      2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Chapter 6

      3. Political Parties in the European Union - Simon Hix, Christopher Lord 1997

        Book Recommended Chapters 2 & 6

    2. Parties in the European Parliament 4 items
      1. European Union Politics - Michelle Cini, Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan 2013

        Book Recommended Chapter 10

      2. Democratic Politics in the European Parliament - Simon Hix 2007

        Book Recommended Chapters 2-7

      3. Democratic Politics in the European Parliament - Simon Hix 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended Chapters 2-7

    3. National Level Parties 3 items
    4. Transnational Party Websites 6 items
      1. European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party

        Webpage Recommended Website link no longer working

  14. Session 12: Public Opinion in the European Union 6 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 5

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 5

  15. Session 13: European Parliament Elections 8 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 6

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 6

  16. Session 14: Relations Between the United Kingdom and the European Union 5 items
  17. Session 15: Brexit 9 items
    1. Brexit and British politics - Geoffrey Evans, Anand Menon 2017

      Book Essential

    2. Brexit and British Politics - Geoffrey Evans, Anand Menon 2017

      Book Essential

    3. Brexit - David Allen Green 2017

      Book Recommended

    4. Brexit: what the hell happens now? - Ian Dunt 2017

      Book Recommended

    5. Brexit, no exit: why (in the end) Britain won't leave Europe - Denis MacShane 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Brexit, no exit: why (in the end) Britain won't leave Europe - Denis MacShane 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  18. Reading Week 0 items
  19. Session 16: Theory 1 – Federalism 9 items
    1. Federalism - M. Burgess 2009

      Chapter Essential

    2. Theories of European Integration - Ben Rosamond 2000

      Book Essential Chapter 2

    3. Europe Recast: A History of European Union - Desmond Dinan 2004

      Book Recommended Chapters 2 & 4

    4. Memoirs: Jean Monnet - Jean Monnet 2015

      Book Recommended

    5. Integration and Disintegration before 1945 - P. Stirk 2014

      Chapter Recommended

  20. Session 17: Theory 2 - Neofunctionalism 6 items
    1. Neofunctionalism - M. Burgess 2009

      Chapter Essential

    2. Theories of European Integration - Ben Rosamond 2000

      Book Recommended Chapter 3

  21. Session 18: Theory 3 – Liberal Intergovernmentalism 5 items
    1. Liberal Intergovernmentalism - A. Moravcsik, F. Schimmelfennig 2009

      Chapter Essential

    2. Theories of European Integration - Ben Rosamond 2000

      Book Essential Chapter 6

  22. Session 19: Theory 4 – New Institutionalisms 8 items
    1. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bojrn Hoyland 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 1

    2. The Political System of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Chapter 1

    3. Theories of European Integration - Ben Rosamond 2000

      Book Recommended Chapter 5

  23. Session 20: Summing up and Revision Session 1 item
    1.  

       

      The seminar will look at likely themes of the exam and technique in supplying exam answers. Students should come prepared to discuss key topics with an explanation of how they would respond to them.

  24. Further Reading 1 item
    1. Jean Monnet: The First Statesman of Interdependence - François Duchêne, Jean Monnet 1994

      Book Further

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