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210115 SE M5: European Union and Europeanisation (2018W)

The case of "Catalonia". Between erosion of the state and new 'european regionalism'

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

A registration via u:space during the registration phase is required. Late registrations are NOT possible.
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.

Follow the principles of good scientific practice.

The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 17.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 31.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 07.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 14.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 21.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 28.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 05.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 12.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 09.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 16.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 23.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 30.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The independence efforts running for many years of the nationalistic government of Catalonia led to a conflict with the Spanish central government in 2017/18, of pan-European importance, since this manifests the degradation of the traditional European state-nations on the one hand, and on the other hand, the inability of the European Union to integrate such independence and autonomy movements into its already existing political structures, without causing the collapse of the entire state concerned.

The seminar makes this dilemma the subject of discussion under the following aspects:

1) The historical development in Spain:
- From the federal to the centralised state
- The long shadow of the Francoism
- Spanish constitution of 1979/the imperfect autonomy
- Exodus: political and economic consequences
2.) Perspectives for Spain:
- Regionalism, equivalence federalism, cantonal cooperative as alternatives?
- Separatism and independence efforts in other EU member states by comparison
3.) Perspectives for the EU
- Regionalisation of the EU member-states:
- A European chamber of states
- Regional representation in the Council of the European Union

Ziele:
Independent critical analysis of specific topics using appropriate theoretical approaches.

Methode:
*) group meetings to discuss topics and literature
*) presentation and written report (german, spanish, english) on a specific topic

Assessment and permitted materials

*) attendance:10%
*) preparation of a written concept and presentation handout: 10%
*) interim and final oral reports on the chosen topic: 10%
*) written paper (20-25 p.): 70%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

*) attendance:10%
*) preparation of a written concept and presentation handout: 10%
*) interim and final oral reports on the chosen topic: 10%
*) written paper (20-25 p.): 70%

Examination topics

Reading list

Bernecker Walther/ Brinkmann Sören (2006). Kampf der Erinnerung. Der spanische Bürgerkrieg in Politik und Gesellschaft 1936-2006. Heidelberg.
Bernecker Walther/ Dirscherl Klaus (2004). Spanien heute: Politik-Wirtschaft-Kultur, Taschenbuch. Darmstadt
Balcells Albert(1992), História del Nacionalisme Catalá dels origens al nostre temps,,Barcelona
Kühn Aadrian ( 2012), Kampf um die Vergangenheit als Kampf um die Gegenwart .Die Wiederkehr der “zwei Spanien”, Baden-Baden
Pichler Georg (2012), Gegenwart der Vergangenheit. Die Kontroverse um Bürgerkrieg und Diktatur in Spanien, Zürich
Sanchez Goyantes Enrique (1987), Constitucíon espanola comentada, Madrid
Tamames Ramón (1987), Spanien. Geschichtsbild und Zukunftsvision einer jungen Demokratie, Stuttgart.
Weidenfeld Werner/Wessels Wolfgang( Hrg.) (2000-2015). Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration. Länderbericht Spanien, Baden-Baden.

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