Political Science | Politics of the European Union
Y350 | 3421 | Furniss

	Europe immediately after World War II was memorably described by
Winston Churchill as a "carnal house, a breeding place for pestilence and
war." Today, (Western) Europe is prosperous, politically stable, and at
peace. Our general aim in this course is to provide an introduction to the
European Union, a unique political entity that emerged and has developed
coincident with Europe's resurgence. We have two related goals. The first is
to try to understand the connections between the development of the European
Union and Europe's prosperity and political stability. The second is to
examine how Europe has remained relatively at peace and to assess prospects
for the future as the European Union expands to include countries in Central
Europe. In this connection we will participate in a simulation developed by
the Atlantic Council in Washington and involving a number of other
universities. The simulation will focus on foreign and security issues
facing Europe with reference to particular countries.
	Assignments will include a short answer examination toward the end
of the semester, plus a number of short papers and group reports based on
the simulation exercise. There will be no final examination. I would be
pleased to discuss any aspect of the course. MY office number is 5-9100,
email furniss@indiana.edu.