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040226 SE Politikprozesse und Governance der EU (MA) (2021S)

EU in crisis?

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

Zusammenfassung

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").
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

Due to Covid19 there will be no presence learning during S2021. The course will be fully online/digital.

Freitag 05.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Mittwoch 10.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 19.03. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Freitag 26.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Freitag 16.04. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Freitag 23.04. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Freitag 28.05. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Freitag 11.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Freitag 18.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital

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

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

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

Literatur

A reader for the compulsory and additional readings with articles, book chapters, blogs/commentaries and/or other sources will be provided at the beginning of the course.
McCormick, J. (2020) ‘European Union Politics’, 3rd Edition, Macmillan: London
Costa, O., Brack, N. (2019) 'How the EU Really Works', Routledge: London
Cini, M., Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N. (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

040226-2
Dear students,

due to Covid-19, adjustments to the course operations apply!

Course activities will take place online on Moodle.

Further, in the course's Moodle page following video-conferencing links have been created:

A. For the first session on 05.03., 1:15pm - 2:45pm, a BigBlueButton link has been created titled "2021S 040226-2 Course Intro: Admin".

B. For the joint sessions on 10.03., 11:30am - 2:45pm & 17.03., 11:30am - 2:45pm, a Collaborate link titled "Joint sessions" has been created.

You can both access them once you enter the course on Moodle.

Stay safe and healthy, LR

Freitag 05.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Mittwoch 10.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Mittwoch 17.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 26.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 16.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 23.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 30.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 07.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 14.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 21.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 28.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Freitag 04.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital

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.
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 (e.g. European Central Bank) and non-states actors, interest groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) try also to shape policy decision.
Recently, the ongoing global public health crisis and other factors such social/economic strife (Euro/debt crises, illegal immigration, Brexit, etc.), heightened Euroscepticism across the EU, spread of populist politics and rise of illiberal democracies have affected the type of solutions offered/pursued at the EU level. These solutions range from more supranational action to an outright rejection of the EU and a retreat to national sovereignty. Historically seen, crises are nothing new to the European integration process: each period has had its own fair share of crises that ultimately have contributed to the flexibility/complexity of the Union we have today.
This course will engage with the above in terms of: a) decision making processes and methods; b) supranational/intergovernmental actors and the impact recent crises may have had on their functions/mandates as well as on the inter-institutional relationships; and c) role of selected EUMS (DE, FR, illiberal democracies).
Completion of the seminar will enable students to have a deeper understanding of the EU’s institutions and actors, their functions as well as processes involved in EU policy/decision-making.

OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE:
The aim of the course is twofold:
a) to enable students gain broad and in-depth understanding of the decision-making processes and actors involved in policy-making at the EU level;
b) advance students' critical/analytical ability to produce spoken written assignments in accordance with good academic practices.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
• Detailed understanding about processes and actors involved in policy-making at the EU level
• Each class stresses a specific issue thus, students will gain
o introductory knowledge through compulsory & further background readings and
o in‐depth knowledge through the additional and further readings.
• Class is designed to develop students’ analytical/critical thinking (research work; essay writing included) and presentation techniques. Hence, students will learn how to:
o Independently produce written analyses in accordance with good academic practices,
o Raise 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.
Absence in the 1st session will result in de-registration from the course.
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 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 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, when class takes place
• Group presentation + presentation file (20%);
• Active and informed participation in discussion fora (20%);
• Final paper in the length of 2000 words (35%). Deadline: 25.06.2021

Prüfungsstoff

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

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.
McCormick, J. (2020) ‘European Union Politics’, 3rd Edition, Macmillan: London
Costa, O., Brack, N. (2019) 'How the EU Really Works', Routledge: London
Cini, M., Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N. (2019) ‘European Union Politics’, 6th Edition, Oxford: OUP

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:25