The European Union has been called an Unidentified Political Object (UPO) because it is less than a federal state, but more than a federation of states. Therefore, the European game of politics is rather special with deep impacts on the present EU crisis and the future of EU survival. This course offers a broad study of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, economic cooperation, and modern challenges. You will also explore major policies and approaches to the present crisis, all while learning ‘how to play the game’ of politics in Europe.
Going to the European Union institutions in Brussels showed me that a career in international politics could be very interesting and a field that I might want to work in someday.