Enlargement is one of the most important policy areas of the EU, albeit a controversial one. Closely related to the issue of enlargement is the question of the role of the EU in democratic consolidation. This course aims to understand the impact of the EU on domestic processes within the context of democratization. Enlargement will be analyzed in waves, starting with the Southern expansion in the 1980s, and concluding with a look at the EU itself in terms of the impact of these expansions on the future and identity of the organization (EUR 3416).
Department: International Relations