EGO421 European Union in European Politics since 1989

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2014
1/1. 8 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Petra Kuchyňková, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Hubert Smekal, Ph.D. (přednášející)
PhDr. Zdeněk Sychra, Ph.D. (přednášející)
prof. PhDr. Vít Hloušek, Ph.D.
Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
St 11:30–13:00 U43
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.
Mateřské obory
Cíle předmětu
At the end of the course, students will be familiar with the development of the EU after the end of the Cold War. 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. Students will be also well-oriented in searching for relevant information which can be used as a background material for preparing a position on these topics and will become familiar with the institutional “landscape” of the European Union and its member states.
  • I. Opening session
  • II. The European integration process – a crash course
  • III. Single market construction
  • IV. The conception of the EC and re-evaluation of strategies
  • V. The founding of the EU and its development
  • VI. Amsterdam reform
  • VII. The EU’s economic position and integration
  • VIII. The Treaty of Nice – institutional preparation for enlargement
  • IX. The strategy of enlargement + “new member states’” positions
  • X. The Constitution for Europe
  • XI. The Lisbon Treaty
  • XII. Beyond the Lisbon Treaty
  • XIII. Economic crisis in Europe
  • Policy-making in the European Union. Edited by Helen S. Wallace - Mark A. Pollack - Alasdair R. Young. 6th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xlii, 597. ISBN 9780199544820. info
  • Comparative politics. Edited by Daniele Caramani. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xliv, 786. ISBN 9780199298419. info
  • MCCORMICK, John. The European union : politics and policies. Boulder: Westview Press, 1996. xviii, 346. ISBN 0-8133-2232-4. info
Výukové metody
The course consists of lectures mixed together with seminars including class discussions. Students are expected to prepare five position papers and present them in the class. Position papers deal with assigned articles (summary and critique of the article) which cover the issue of interest from a particular angle (e.g. the issue of democratic deficit is covered by five articles which enable in the class discussion to introduce a wide range of arguments and points of view).
Metody hodnocení
Please note that all the course requirements are necessary to complete the course and to receive a final grade (A-F). (1) Every student must submit five short position papers, each approx. 4,000 characters long. Paper topics will be specified and assigned in advance by lecturers (e.g. the problem of the “democratic deficit,” the European Constitution etc.). Each position paper must consist of a short description of the assigned article and of your own critique of the article. You should be ready to discuss the topic and your views in the seminars. (2) There will be a written final test during the exam term based on lectures and readings. The test will be composed of open questions; see examples below. A student will pass the course, if he/she earns 32 points out of 50 maximum. Final grades will be based on:  5 papers – max. 4 points each, i.e. max. 20 points in total.  5 presentations – max. 2 points each, i.e. max. 10 points in total.  Final test – max. 20 points. 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
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Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2013, podzim 2015, podzim 2016, podzim 2017, podzim 2018, podzim 2019.