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210075 SE BAK11: European Union and Europeanisation (2019S)

"Crisis and Power Shifts in the EU" (engl)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
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Sprache: Englisch

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Donnerstag 07.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
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Title: Crises and Power Shifts in the EU (engl)

Summary of the course contents:
The year 2010, shaped by the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon (ToL), began a new stage in the historical developments of the European Union (EU). The ToL aimed the improvement of the democratic legitimacy and making the Union a more coherent actor at home and abroad. It provided more powers for the European Parliament (EP) and greater scope for the qualified majority voting (QMV) among member states (MS) in the EU Council: the Ordinary Legislative Procedure (OLP) was to become the standard decision-making procedure used in adopting EU legislature in many (not all) EU policy fields.
For the better part of the last decade, though, the EU has been hit with various crises and characterised by a 'politics of emergency'. Voices have been raised arguing that the EU has failed to fulfil expectations of propelling forward and a discourse on its demise has gained salience. Many argue that the EU at best has muddled through and at times has appeared powerless when faced with the challenges of various crises. Some of the topics included in this course will be the impact to the EU institutions/actors from the financial & euro/debt crisis; Brexit crisis; rise of populist movements/highly Eurosceptic sentiments as well as pressure from illiberal democracies within and across the EU; etc.
Completion of the seminar will enable students to have a broader and deeper understanding of the role of the EU as well as the challenges it currently faces.

Objective of the course:
The aim of the course is twofold: a) to enable students gain in-depth understanding of the effects the crises had/have on the conceptualisation of the European integration process, the reinterpretation of the functions of select/crucial EU institutions; b) advance students' ability to produce spoken and written analyses by critically engaging with and applying relevant theoretical/methodological approaches.

Learning outcomes:
• Detailed understanding about issues affecting the European integration process
• Awareness about the debate on power shifts within the EU, its institutions as well as member states
• Understanding on institutional powers and their changed status as a result of the crises
• In-depth-analysis on the changes that the crises have brought on the domestic politics of selected EUMS and how these are manifested at the EU-level as well as the inter-relationship between EUMS themselves.
• Recognition of the specific causes and effects of various current EU crises
• Awareness about the way in which the regional and domestic implications of the concerned issues impact upon each other
• In –depth knowledge of as well as critically apply the theoretical and methodological approaches related to the study
• Class is designed to develop students’ analytical thinking and presentation techniques.
• Research work and essay writing target the improvement of students’ research and academic writing skills, consequently students will be able to:
o Independently produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices,
o Practice on raising analytical questions concerning provided topics,
o Plan and present own research, and
o Critically analyse and think conceptually about the EU in crisis debate by using reasoned/well-informed arguments.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Attendance and presence of mind are mandatory.
Make sure to attend 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 on the crises and power shifts in the EU discourse.
Attendance and presence of mind are mandatory.

Assessment criteria:
Understanding about EU politics and power shifts as a result of crises.
Ability to produce spoken and written analyses by critically engaging with and applying relevant theoretical/methodological approaches in accordance with good academic practices.

Evaluation:
• Short (~250 words) weekly homework assignments/response to the readings (25%). Deadline: noon, the day prior to class
• Active and informed participation in class (20%);
• Group presentation (20%);
• Final paper/essay in the length of 4000 words (35%). Deadline: 30.06.2019
All assignments are compulsory

Prüfungsstoff

EU politics/policies as provided from the readings and discussions held in class.

Literatur

There is no adequate textbook for this course.
A reader for the compulsory/background readings with articles, book chapters, blogs/commentaries and/or other internet sources will be provided at the beginning of the course.

A comprehensive information on learning outcomes, methods, grading policy, assessment criteria of written and spoken work as well as a detailed course schedule will be provided in the form of a syllabus at the beginning of class. Included are also guidelines on e.g. how to write (where applicable) good analytical questions, research proposals, article reviews, essays, etc.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:38