Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)|
|Assessment:||CW 33%, EX 67%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take MN20082|
|Description:||Aims & Learning Objectives: |
This unit builds on European Business Environment, to develop students' understanding of differing national perspectives of EU member states with respect to business, social and political interests. In addition, it considers how national economic interests shape the bargaining agenda between states within the EU as well as of those attempting to negotiate accession to the EU (e.g Central and Eastern European Countries - CEECs).
The unit will address issues: EU membership, background and key data, from the point of view of both France AND Germany, perspectives on Europe - the EU as perceived by nations (and their business communitites) such as Germany, Italy and CEECs; the Europeanisation of economic policy making; social policy, political objectives and "bargaining" - setting the agenda.
PL20405 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies