Nov. 29, 2011– The European Union and Eastern Europe

In our final week of class, we will examine the social and political processes surrounding the expansion of the European Union into Eastern Europe.

Readings:

József Böröcz and Mahua Sarkar (2005) What is the EU? International Sociology 20(2):153-173.

Cris Shore (2006) Government Without Statehood? Anthropological Perspectives on Governance and Sovereignty in the European Union. European Law Journal 12(6):709-724.

Börösz, Jószef, and Melinda Kovács (2001) Empire’s New Clothes: Unveiling EU Enlargement. Shropshire, Eng.: Central Europe Review. Skim the introduction (P. 4-50), pay careful attention to p. 4-20.

Enlargement of the European Union 77

The European Union’s expansion over time. Image credit:  JLogan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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