General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Regional And European Integration In Northern Europe
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr Jarosław Jańczak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 14-XNORE


Wednesday, 09:45-11:15

Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

ul. Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 5

61-614 Poznań

Room 125

Module aim (aims)

Equipping students with knowledge and competences allowing them to understand current political processes in Northern Europe, with a special focus on European Integration and regional integration among the states.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Fluency in English


Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: The idea and history of the Nordic Region

Week 3: Economy and social structures in the Northern Europe

Week 4: Political Systems of the Nordic Countries

Week 5: Theoretical approach to European and regional integration

Week 6: Interwar period in the North - cooperation institutionalization and international tension

Week 7: Cold war cooperation in Scandinavia - EFTA, Nordic Union, etc.

Week 8: First northern enlargement of the Communities

Week 9: Security in the North - Neutrality and NATO

Week 10: Finland and Sweden in the Union

Week 11: Northern Dimension of the EU

Week 12: Nordic cooperation inside the EU

Week 13: Nordic presidencies

Week 14: The future of the Nordic States in the EU - euro, integration deepening, sovereignty, CFSP, etc.

Week 15: Summary and conclusion

Reading list

• P. Luif, On the Road to Brussels. The Political Dimension of Austria’s Finland’s and Sweden’s Accession to the European Union, Wien 1995;
• J. Paasivirta, Finland and Europe. International Crises in the Period of Autonomy 1808-1914,
• P. Pesonen and U. Vesta, Finland, Sweden and the European Union, Tampere 1998; Londyn 1981;
• P. Salomon, Scandnavia and the Great Powers 1880 – 1940, Cambridge 1997;
• European Integration and National Identity: The Challenge of the Nordic States, L. Hansen, O. Weaver (eds.), London and New York 2012;
• J. Kaute, Warming up for the EU: Iceland and European Integration, Norderstedt 2010.