Universität Wien FIND

040226 SE Politikprozesse und Governance der EU (MA) (2019S)

EU in crisis?

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Zusammenfassung

1 Meissner, Moodle
2 Raich, Moodle

An/Abmeldung

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Gruppe 1

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 06.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 13.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 20.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 27.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 03.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 10.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 08.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 15.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 22.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 29.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 05.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 12.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 19.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 26.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In less than half a year from now, citizens of the European Union will vote for members of the European Parliament. The European elections 2019 take place in an era of Brexit and EU-skepticism. At the same time, they fall together with a new Commission Presidency. What will be the role of the European Parliament in ‘electing’ the new Commission of the European Union? What is the formal decision-making procedure, and how does the de facto politics of nominating the Commission President differ from the Lisbon treaty provisions? Students of this course will learn about the significant role of the European Parliament in current European Union Politics within the context of the upcoming elections in 2019.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

This seminar requires regular attendance, active participation and assignments during term time. Regular attendance is mandatory, especially session 1 is obligatory. No more than two sessions may be missed and any further missed session must be compensated by a written task. Coursework includes written and oral assignments. Submission of each assignment on time is mandatory. Plagiarized assignments count as no submission. Students will also be asked to attend public events relevant to the seminar topic.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

• 40 % Written, individual assignment in form of a 2000 words essay [students identify and describe a strategy towards EP empowerment and illustrate the strategy with an empirical example]
• 25 % Oral assignment [students report about current developments in EU politics in the context of the 2019 elections]
• 25 % Peer-feedback [students provide written feedback on assignment]
• 10 % Attendance and participation in class and at events

Prüfungsstoff

Readings and information gathered during class

Literatur

Ariadna Ripoll-Servent (2018): The European Parliament. London, Palgrave.
Simon Hix and Bjørn Høyland (2013): Empowerment of the European Parliament. In: Annual Review of Political Science Vol.16: 171-189.

Gruppe 2

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 05.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 19.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 26.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 02.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 09.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 30.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 07.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 14.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 21.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 28.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 04.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 18.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Dienstag 25.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Title: EU in Crisis? Actors and Processes (MA)

Summary of the course contents:
Policy-making at the European Union (EU) level is complex given the institutional polyphony that characterises its multifaceted multi-level decision-making processes. All of the EU member states (EUMS) through the EU’s intergovernmental institutions (i.e. European Council, Council) as well as its supranational institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament, etc.) play a crucial role. Also specific policies (e.g. monetary policy) are decided in specialised institutions such as the European Central Bank. Non-states actors, interest groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) try also to shape policy decision.
Social/economic strife (Euro/debt crises, illegal immigration, Brexit, etc.), an environment of heightened Euroscepticism across the EU as well as the spread of populist politics and rise of illiberal democracies have affected the type of solutions offered, which range from more supranational action to rejection of EU and a retreat to national sovereignty.
This course will engage with the above as well as the impact recent crises have had on e.g. the tendency of EUMS to prefer one set of EU institutions over the other (i.e. supranational vs intergovernmental) when it comes to pressing issues requiring swift decision-making in specific policy areas.
Completion of the seminar will enable students to have a deeper understanding of the functions of the EU’s institutions/actors and the processes involved in EU policy/decision-making.

Objective of the course:
The aim of the course is twofold: a) to enable students gain in-depth understanding of the decision-making processes and actors involved in policy-making at the EU level; b) advance students' ability to produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices.

Learning outcomes:
• Detailed understanding about processes and actors involved in policy-making at the EU level
• Class is designed to develop students’ analytical/critical thinking and presentation techniques. Research work and essay writing target the improvement of students’ research and academic writing skills. Hence, students will be able to:
o Independently produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices,
o Practice on raising good analytical questions relevant to topics provided,
o Plan and present own research, and
o Critically analyse and think conceptually about the processes and actors involved in policy-making at EU level by using reasoned/well-informed arguments.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Attendance and presence of mind are mandatory.
Make sure to attend the 1st session. Two absences will be allowed. Coursework includes:
- written assignments,
- one group presentation, and
- regular participation in classroom discussions.
Late submissions of assignments will be penalised. Plagiarized assignments count as no submission.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum Requirements:
Eagerness to gain in-depth knowledge of the processes and actors involved in policy-making at the EU level.

Assessment criteria:
Understanding about actors and processes at the heart of the EU policy-making
Ability to produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices as well as critically analyse the processes and actors involved in policy-making at EU level by using reasoned/well-informed arguments.

Evaluation (All assignments are compulsory):
• Short (~250 words) weekly homework assignments/response to the readings (25%). Deadline: noon, the day when class takes place
• Group presentation (20%);
• Active and informed participation in class (20%);
• Final paper in the length of 2000 words (35%). Deadline: 30.06.2019

Prüfungsstoff

EU's decision-making processes and methods
EU actors' functions and mandates

Literatur

There is no adequate single textbook for this course.
A reader for the compulsory/additional readings with articles, book chapters, blogs/commentaries and/or other sources will be provided at the beginning of the course. Included are also guidelines on e.g. how to write good analytical questions, policy papers, essays, etc.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 25.07.2019 13:27