Universität Wien FIND

210145 SE EC: The EU's regulatory policies (engl.) (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 10.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 17.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 24.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 31.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 07.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 14.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 21.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 28.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 05.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 12.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 09.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 16.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 23.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Mittwoch 30.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Why did EU member-states gradually rescind control over their economic borders through tariffs, quotas, and regulatory trade-barriers, when they created the EU? Why did they open up the provision of formerly public services to private competition? How can we account for the paradox that the implementation of a liberal market regime went hand in hand with increasing regulatory activity at the EU level?

This seminar examines how political science research has grappled with these and related questions. We will explore the EU’s role in the liberalization of trade and public services in Europe, the tensions between the creation of a European single market and social regulation at the member-state level, and the relation between privatization and the creation of new regulatory agencies. Theories of European integration will help us to understand the actors, forces and political conflicts behind liberalization and (re)regulation as well as their outcomes.

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


This is an interactive seminar that builds on student input.

- One or a handfull 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.


Depends on the specific research question of the seminar paper.


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.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 22.02.2019 12:48