The course will focus on the multifaceted nature of regionalism in different geographical and geo-political contexts in Europe and Eurasia and on its conceptual and theoretical definition by looking at the relevant cleavages in contemporary societies and at the fluid and ever changing nature of inter- and intra-state interaction and supranational/intergovernmental trends of integration. Historical and institutional comparative perspectives will allow students to practically assess the developments in the European and Eurasian regions and to investigate their impact on specific cases.
At the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the nature, foundation, history, and overtime institutional and political developments of the process of European and Eurasian integration. They will have a clear understanding of the theoretical perspectives and conceptual aspects of regionalism and they will have an opportunity to apply that to concrete cases in a comparative fashion.
The MOOC takes place in the Moodle online environment.
MOOC is free of charge.
In order to pass successfully, students need to complete all compulsory assignments and meet at least the minimum passing threshold criteria (51 points from the overall grade).