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040226 SE Politikprozesse und Governance der EU (MA) (2020S)

EU in crisis?

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

Zusammenfassung

An/Abmeldung

An/Abmeldeinformationen sind bei der jeweiligen Gruppe verfügbar.

Gruppen

Gruppe 1

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

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Die Lehrveranstaltung findet via E-Learning statt!!!
(Moodle, Email)

Freitag 06.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 13.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 27.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 27.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 03.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 24.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 24.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 08.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 15.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 05.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 19.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 19.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 26.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Policy-making at the European Union (EU) level is complex given the institutional polyphony that characterises its multifaceted multi-level decision-making processes. Social/economic strife (Austherity, Brexit, Migration, Trade agreements 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 and 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.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The seminar requires written homework (responses to readings, finding additional literature etc) via uploading in moodle within given deadlines as well as a written presentation together with other students. Until 20.7. there is a final essay to do.

[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, oral, and audiovisual assignments. Submission of each assignment on time is mandatory. Plagiarized assignments count as no submission. Late submissions of assignments will be penalised.]

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Compulsory written homework:
• Short (~250 words) weekly homework/response to the readings (20%)
• Deadline: evening before class takes place (i.e. Thursdays, 20:00)
• My favorite part of European history (5%)
• Additional Article/Literature per unit (20%)
• Group presentation + presentation file (25%)
• Final paper in the length of 2000 words (25%)
• Voluntary additional homework (5%)

[Evaluation (All assignments are compulsory):
• Short (~250 words) weekly homework assignments/response to the readings (25%). Deadline: evening before class takes place (i.e. Thursdays, 20:00)
• Group presentation + presentation file (20%);
• Active and informed participation in class (20%);
• Final paper in the length of 2000 words (35%).]

Prüfungsstoff

Readings

[Readings and information gathered during class]

Literatur

There is no adequate single textbook for this course. Main literature is:
•Costa, O., Brack, N. (2019) ‘How the EU Really Works’, Routledge, London.
•Best, E. (2016) 'Understanding EU Decision-Making', Springer / EIPA: Maastricht.
•Cini, M., Borragan, N.P.-S. (2019) ‘European Union Politics’, 6th edition, Oxford:OUP.

Gruppe 2

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

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dear students,

due to the threat of coronavirus, it is not possible to attend classes at UNIVIE buildings from 11.03.2020 until end of June 2020.

For weeks 02 (today) & 03 (18.03.), presentation files prepared by me about introductions to the course (history of European integration and conceptual approaches to EU studies, respectively) will be made available in Moodle. For any related questions, feel free to contact me anytime via email: lola.raich@univie.ac.at

All classes will take place over Moodle!

1.) The response to the readings assignment will proceed as explained during 1st class:
~250 words postings from individual students under the respective links for each week (Deadline on Tuesdays 8pm).

2.) The group presentations:
Those who present will make their presentation file available in Moodle, as explained during 1st class.
Presentation files must be written in full sentences rather than in a bullet point format.
If applicable, on the thread created by the presenters, questions to the presenters may be placed in particular but not exclusively about the additional/further readings.

3.) The classroom discussions for all the following weeks will proceed online under the following format:
I have posted as discussion threads ~3-4 questions and/or statements for further discussion.
Students will have one week time to engage and reply to one or all the issues raised by me.
They are encouraged to engage with each-others comments.

If further changes become necessary, you will be informed accordingly.

Stay safe and healthy, LR

Mittwoch 04.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Dienstag 17.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 25.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 01.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 22.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 06.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 13.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 20.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 27.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 03.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 10.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 17.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 24.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

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. 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 and 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 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

Presence of mind is mandatory.
Absence in the 1st session will result in de-registration from the course.
Coursework includes:
- final paper,
- one group presentation, and
- regular participation in discussions fora.
Late submissions of assignments will be penalised. Plagiarized assignments count as no submission.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum Requirements:
Eagerness to gain knowledge on 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 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: evening (20:00) before class takes place
• Group presentation (20%): presentation file deadline on Wednesdays before 9.45 am; for the Q&A sessions, I have allotted time from the moment the presentation file is posted until the following Tuesday 8pm. Please allow time for the presenters to prepare their responses.
• Active and informed participation in discussion fora (20%);
• Final paper in the length of 2000 words (35%). Deadline: 20.07.2020

Prüfungsstoff

EU's decision-making processes and methods
Functions and mandates of EU actors

Literatur

When applicable, 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.
Cini, M., Perez-Solorzano Borragan, (eds.) N. (2019) ‘European Union Politics’, 6th Edition, OUP: Oxford
Costa, O., Brack, N. (2019) 'How the EU Really Works', Routledge: London

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19