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The course is developed as a basic introduction course for European studies and a starting point for further subjects with the topic EU (enlargement, policies, institutions etc.). The course is focused on the political development of the EC/EU and the more than 50 years of European integration will be chronologically monitored. The European process will be analyzed from a historical point of view including the fundamental problems of the founding for the three communities of ECSC, EEC and Euratom.
The course tries to emphasize the concrete consequences of political decisions of member states, including indications on fundamental principles of the common policy and the changes in the field of the decision making quotas.
The subject covers the important novelizations of the primary law, analyzes the communities crisis in the sixties and the re-enforcement of the dynamics of the integration with Jacques Delors as head of the Commission. The course then turns to the questions of the treaties and the primary law (EU-Treaty, Amsterdam, Nice) including the individual revisions. Another topic is the process of the preparation of the Constitutional Draft Treaty.
One aspect of the course is furthermore the basic points of the enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe. This topic will be covered especially with a view on the Czech accession to EU and the changes in the Treaty of Nice.
The mentioned questions in the development of the community will be analyzed by the reading of the original, historical documents. The course is finished by an exam. The students are expected to intensively interact with the lector during the course.
1. The theoretical approaches and the origins of the integration.
2. The founding of the community
3. The crisis in the EEC
4. The renovation of the integration and the first enlargement
5. Beginning of the new dynamics in EC
6. Reform of EC and founding of EU
7. Northern enlargement and the implications for the enlargement country
8. Amsterdam treaty and the following reforms
9. Nice treaty
10. Beginning of the discussion about the future of Europe
GERBET, Pierre. Budování Evropy. Translated by Jan Eichler. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Univerzita Karlova, 2004. 450 s. ISBN 80-246-0111-7. info
Pinder, John. Evropské Společenství..., Praha 1993, ISBN 80-901281-2-2
ppt prezentace umistene ve studijnich materialech kursu
PITROVÁ, Makréta. Institucionální struktura Evropské unie : vliv integrační paradigmat na výstavbu institucí ve Společenství. Brno: [s.n.], 1999. 213 s. info
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The course is finished with an exam. The evaluation of the course is based on one preliminary test, a seminar work and one final exam. The preliminary test is determinate period in the IS and offers the students the possibility to collect a given number of points for the final evaluation. The student is not obliged to take part in this test, but it offers a better orientation in the studies. The tested topics will be divided into two parts: Historical documents (tested in IS) and the obligatory literature. This way a better understanding of the studied material is guaranteed as well as it helps to broaden the discussion and the analysis of chosen problems. The consultation gives students the chance to receive answers on open questions, which came up during the studying of the course-literature. The students are not obliged to be present at the consultations. The seminar-work is a possibility to achieve certain points, while detailed knowledge is gained. The handover of the work is the obligation for me allowed to the final exam.