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210113 SE M5 b: European Union and Europeanisation (2016S)

M5b: SpezialisierungsSE(b) European integration in times of crisis

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

Timely pre-registration via Uni:vis indispensable! First unit attendance is also indispensable, otherwise a student from the waiting list gets the place.

Nach der ab Oktober 2015 geltenden Satzung der Universität Wien gibt es neue letztmögliche Abgabefristen für Seminararbeiten falls Lehrveranstaltungsleiter keine kürzeren Fristen bekannt geben.

Wintersemester der 30.April

Sommersemester der 30. September

The professor may decide in individual cases that a bilateral discussion of the paper is necessary which shall be relevant for the mark and shall be documented. If the student is incapable to speak about the contents well enough the seminar paper shall be market negativly or "X" - "Nichtbeurteilung wegen unerlaubter Hilfsmittel".


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


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Further dates t.b.a., e.g. mandatory presentations of the group work.

Friday 18.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Friday 03.06. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Friday 10.06. 09:45 - 18:15 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4


Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal of this "Spezialisierungsseminar" is to deepen the students' understanding of European Integration in times of crisis: Where and how does integration continue? Where and how to non-decisions happen and even possible breakdown?

Assessment and permitted materials

The students' work will include, most importantly: several practical exercises (researching high quality articles and books, assembling lists of references, summaries of articles and relevant public events); to prepare and present, in various stages, a seminar paper regarding one or several EU policies, probably in working groups.

Methods will include, inter alia, reading and discussion of primary sources and secondary literature, and research via the internet. Regular and active participation in the seminar is indispensable.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course requirements include regular attendance and participation, several exercises (e.g. literature search on the internet and in library catalogues), the development of a research outline to be discussed in class, usually a presentation of the draft paper, and a research paper (often collaborative work). Furthermore, students may be asked to attend relevant public events and provide summaries or discussion papers in which central arguments of required readings are critically discussed. Intensive work during the semester! Written assignments 20%, active participation 30% (max. absence one half day), seminar paper 50%.

Examination topics

Reading list

de la Porte, Caroline and Heins Elke (eds.) (2015), The sovereign debt crisis, the EU and welfare state reform. Comparative European Politics, 13 (1), special issue.

Falkner, Gerda (ed.), 2016: EU Policies in Times of Crisis, Journal of European Integration, Special Issue 1, forthcoming February 2016.

Rodrigues, Maria João, and Xiarchogiannopoulou, Eleni, 2014: The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governance. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Tosun, Jale, Wetzel Anne, and Zapryanova Galina, 2014. 'The EU in Crisis: Advancing the Debate', Journal of European Integration, 36 (3), special issue.

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