Description: The European Union is confusing. It is confusing to Europeans and to American's-and to just about everyone else. It is intrinsically difficult to understand because it is neither a normal state like the us or Canada, not is it a normal international organization like NATO or the OAS or UN. It is fundamentally a regional system of governance. It is not a regional system of "government" however, for the EU does not have a government as we traditionally think of a government. Lecture given as part of the Conversations on Europe series.
Publication Date: 2006