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Online Saturday School on parliamentary democracy and European integration for A-level pupils and their teachers

Venue: Online

Join us for this online Jean Monnet event that is meant for Politics and Government A-level pupils and their teachers


Dr Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos (Birkbeck)

Mr Matthew Bevington (TBC)

Part I

a) 9.15 - 9.45: History of European integration since 1945
b) 9.45 - 10.15: The operation of the EU as a political system

Coffee break

c) 10.30 - 11.00: The UK and the EU: from rejection to accession to membership until 2016

Part II

d) 11.15 - 11.45: The causes of Brexit (a review of the academic literature)
e) 11.45 - 12.30: Post-referendum negotiations and the final agreement

Suggested readings will include excerpts from:

Dinan, Desmond, ed. 2006. Origins and Evolution of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Usherwood, Simon, and John Pinder. 2018. The European Union: A Very Short Introduction. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wall, Stephen. 2008. A Stranger in Europe: Britain and the EU from Thatcher to Blair. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Contact name:

  • Matthew Bevington