EUP407 European Union in European Politics since 1989

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Petra Kuchyňková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Zdeněk Sychra, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Petr Suchý, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 13:30–15:00 U33
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 5 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/5, only registered: 2/5
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course provides students with the understanding of the development of the European Union (EU) by considering the processes of political, economic and security change taking place in the European politics after 1989. The course makes students familiar with the modern development of the European integration process. At the end of the course the students shall be able to understand the major political and economic problems of the EU. They will be able to discuss the main controversial issues in the integration process and put forward arguments for and against proposed solutions to those issues.
  • I. Opening session
  • II. The European integration process – a crash course
  • III. Single market construction
  • IV. From the EC to the EU - re-evaluation of strategies
  • V. The EU development and Amsterdam reform
  • VI. The Treaty of Nice – institutional preparation for enlargement
  • VII. The enlargement process and strategy
  • VIII. The Constitution for Europe
  • IX. The Lisbon Treaty
  • X. Beyond the Lisbon Treaty: EU in the world
  • XI. Beyond the Lisbon Treaty: Eurozone crisis
  • XII. Beyond the Lisbon Treaty: EU at the crossroads
  • XIII. Final test
  • Policy-making in the European union. Edited by Helen S. Wallace - Mark A. Pollack - Alasdair R. Young. Seventh edition. xxxviii, 5. ISBN 9780199689675. info
  • Comparative politics. Edited by Daniele Caramani. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xliv, 786. ISBN 9780199298419. info
  • MCALLISTER, Richard. From EC to EU : an historical and political survey. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1997. xxvii, 254. ISBN 0-415-14265-2. info
  • Designing the European union : from Paris to Lisbon. Edited by Finn Laursen. 1st pub. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. xv, 317. ISBN 9780230367760. info
  • CRAIG, Paul P. The Lisbon treaty : law, politics, and treaty reform. New book ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011. xxxv, 466. ISBN 9780199595013. info
  • The EU's Lisbon Treaty : institutional choices and implementation. Edited by Finn Laursen. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. xxvi, 302. ISBN 9781409434627. info
  • Assigned articles (Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, European Integration etc.)
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures mixed together with seminars including class discussions. Students are expected to prepare position papers and present them in the class. The discussion should introduce a wide range of arguments and points of view.
Assessment methods
All the course requirements are necessary to complete the course and to receive a final grade (A-F). Every student must submit six position papers, participate in the seminars and complete the final test (composed of open questions).
Final grades will be made following according to the following scale: A. 50-47 points, B. 46-43 points, C. 42-39 points, D. 38-35 points, E. 34-32 points, F. 31 and less points.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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