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A Europe of the Regions?

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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.

First Published: 10/10/2012

Updated: 24/02/2016

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