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210014 SE M7a/G6/F/G1/G10/M5a: SE VertiefungsSE - Europa beyond Nationstate (engl.) (2010W)

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

Vorbesprechung: 12.10. von 15:30-17:00 Elise Richter Saal (HG)
n.Ü.
Weitere Termine n.Ü. teilgeblockt (voraussichtlich Di 15:30-17:00 und 3 Samstage).
Erreichbarkeit: peter.gerlich@univie.ac.at
Sprechstunden siehe Ankündigungen auf: http://staatswissenschaft.univie.ac.at/

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 19.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 09.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 16.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 23.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 30.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 07.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 14.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Saturday 18.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 11.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Saturday 15.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 18.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 25.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Saturday 29.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

As the international system changes after the Cold War, the relevance of nation states is increasingy called into question. The concepts of union or of empire are often invoked as alternatives. Analogies are drawn between historical experiences and contemporary developments. These are either realistic or idealistic. The U.S. are frequently described as a modern Rome, while the EU more often is put into a utopian perspective. Combining approaches of political theory, of the history of international relations and of modern comparative social science, this course will try to look into and discuss these and related questions.

Topics included:

I. Empires in history

* The logic of empires

* Ancient Empires: Athens and Rome

* The British Empire

II. Union experiences

* Rise and fall of nation states

* Unions in comparison

* The United States of America as union and empire

III. European visions

* The EU as superstate

* The EU as a cosmopolitan empire

* The Europeanization of the world

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance and active participation in class discussion (30%) and a final written paper (70%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

What is an Empire?, in: Herfried Münkler, Empires, Cambridge 2007, pp. 1-17.

Cooper, Robert: The Breaking of Nations, New York 2003, p. 14-44.

Hix, Simon, What¿s Wrong with the European Union and How to Fix It, Cambridge 2008, p. 8-27, 179-192.

Beck, Ulrich/ Edgar Grande: Cosmopolitan Europe, Cambridge 2007, p. 1-25.

Further literature will be indicated in the preliminary talk!


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