This module seeks to provide an advanced level exploration of the historical, theoretical and legal foundations of market integration. It will examine the processes of integration, both ¿positive¿ and ¿negative¿ and the creation of the internal market. It will introduce the main elements of the ¿four freedoms¿ ¿ goods, persons, services and capital. Its approach to the subject is thematic, by seeking to identify and deconstruct core concepts such as regulation and de-regulation, harmonisation, non-discrimination, mutual recognition, and public interest imperatives. Account will be taken of the broader aims of the European integration project, in particular the balance between its ¿economic¿ and ¿social¿ objectives.