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040316 SE Politikinhalte der EU (MA) (2018W)

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

Zusammenfassung

1 Deters, Moodle
2 Raich, Moodle

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Gruppe 1

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

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The sessions two to five are held jointly with the seminar by Katharina Meißner on "Politikprozesse und Governance", so it is possible to register for both classes during the same term.

Mittwoch 03.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 10.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 17.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 24.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 31.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 07.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 14.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 21.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 28.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 05.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 12.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 09.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 16.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 23.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 30.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In the process of European integration, member states have largely centralized competition policy at the European level and thereby moved the provision of public services to a significant extent from the public sector to the market. Through the application of the “four market freedoms”, and “mutual recognition” of foreign regulatory standards, they also opened up domestic markets in goods and services for foreign competition, sometimes governed by foreign regulation. At the same time, however, liberalization seems to have unleashed an unprecedented level of regulatory activity at the EU level, and member-states often successfully “export” their domestic regulations to the EU level.
This seminar uses European integration theory to explain these and other seeming contradictions in regulatory EU policy. It provides and introduction to EU policy using instances of market constituting (liberal) and market-correcting (interventionist) policies as examples. It explores the tensions between these policies, their dynamics and potential for conflict; and it examines how and to what extent market constitution and market correction are embedded in the EU’s institutional architecture.

The first four sessions of the course provide a short overview and introduction of the EU's main institutions and decision-making processes. The subsequent main part deals with the substantive issues surrounding market-regulating EU policy.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assignments:

This is an interactive seminar that builds on student input.

- A handful of discussion questions will be assigned for each session. The students are required to read the assigned literature with this question in mind and to prepare their answers.

- In each seminar session, several students will be picked at random and asked to present their answers as a discussion seed. This takes the form of an informal and very short "mini presentation", three to five minutes in duration. There will be no additional "long form" presentations.

- Each student has to submit one term paper of 3000 words (+/- 5%, counting only the body). The paper examines a suitable research question (to be discussed with the lecturer) and develops a consistent argument. As a minimum, it discusses eight relevant articles, detailing how they inform the research question; half of the articles should be found through the student’s own research.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Coursework assessment:

- The paper counts 60%; constructive, knowledgeable, and prepared engagement in the discussion counts 40% towards the final grade.

- Plagiarism, even of a short passage, leads to immediate failing of the course. This includes handing in of assignments that were previously submitted in a different coures. Seminar papers will be checked against plagiarism using an online tool ("Turnitin").

- The term paper is due no later than three weeks after the last session, at midnight of the last day.

Prüfungsstoff

Depends on the specific research question of the seminar paper.

Literatur

To prepare for the first session, you are encouraged to read the following introductory text and answer the questions contained therein. The text will be made available on moodle.

Renaud Dehousse, “Integration V. Regulation? On the Dynamics of Regulation in the European Community,” Journal of Common Market Studies 30, no. 4 (1992): 383–402, doi:10.1111/j.1468-5965.1992.tb00438.x.

The full reading list will be available on moodle.

Gruppe 2

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

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 03.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 10.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 17.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 24.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 31.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 07.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 14.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 21.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 28.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 05.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 12.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 09.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 16.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 23.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 30.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Summary of the course contents:
The policies of the European Union (EU) profoundly affect the lives of people in Europe and around the world. The most commonly known policies to do that are the creation of a single market (~500 million consumers, one of the largest in the world), as well as the creation of the Euro (despite its young age, a powerful international currency). In addition to these economic achievements, the EU has become a serious actor in other areas such as environmental protection, international trade, development aid, international security, etc.
This course will be divided into three parts: the first one will focus on internal policies such as the single market, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), EU’s social dimension, etc.; the second part will concentrate on EU’s external dimension with policies such as international trade, enlargement, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), environmental protection, etc.; in the third part students will get acquainted with issues that currently dominate the discourse about EU studies such as the democratic deficit and legitimacy of the EU, public opinion, as well as what future for the EU.
Completion of the seminar will enable students to have a deeper understanding of selected EU policies and their impact within the EU and at the global level as well as understanding on issues dominating the discourse on the EU.

Objective of the course:
The aim of the course is twofold: a) to enable students gain in-depth understanding of relevant EU policies and issues dominating the discourse on the EU; b) advance students' ability to produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices.

Learning outcomes:
• Detailed understanding about selected EU policies and issues currently dominating the discourse on EU studies.
• 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 learn how to:
o Independently produce spoken and 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 selected EU policies 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.

Evaluation:
• Short weekly homework assignments/response to the readings (25%). Deadline: noon, the day prior to class (i.e. Tuesdays)
• Group presentation (20%);
• Active and informed participation in class (20%);
• Policy paper in the length of 3000 words (35%). Deadline: 30.01.2019
All assignments are compulsory

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Eagerness to gain in-depth knowledge about selected EU policies and issues dominating the EU discourse.
Attendance and presence of mind are mandatory.
Assessment criteria:
Understanding of selected EU policies
Ability to produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices as well as critically analyse chosen EU policies by using reasoned/well-informed arguments.

Prüfungsstoff

Reading materials provided and in-class discussions

Literatur

A reader for the compulsory/background 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, etc.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 13.03.2019 11:27