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A Europe of the Regions?
What role will the 'regions' play in the emerging governance structures of the European Union? This free course, A Europe of the Regions?, examines the rise of the regions and regionalism in Western Europe. You will look at the possible development pathways for Europe: will it become a federal super-state or a decentralised 'Europe of the Regions'?
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- recognise the varieties of region and sub-state nations that exist within Europe
- explain the growth of regionalism
- critically assess the view that what is evolving is a ‘Europe of the Regions’
- engage better with debates about the future direction of Europe, and the place of your nation or ‘region’ within it
- improve your skills of academic reading and note taking for future use.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Background and context to Europe's regions
- 2 The diversity of regions and regionalisms
- 3 The growth of regionalism and its causes
- 4 Regionalism in the EU
- 5 Toward a ‘Europe of the Regions’?
- 6 Has the future already arrived?
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