European Union: Politics, Policies and Governance (POLS 592)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
3
10.00
Senem Aydın Düzgit saduzgit@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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Interactive lecture,Seminar
Interactive,Learner centered
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CONTENT

This course aims to provide the students with a basic understanding of the European Union. The course will give an evolution of the idea of European unity through a neo-functionalist framework. The main focus of the course is on the emergence of the European Union and its institutions in a historical framework. The ultimate objective is to furnish students with the comprehension that the state is going through a major transformation in Europe due to the process of European integration.

OBJECTIVE

The ultimate objective is to furnish students with the comprehension that the European Union is an important experiment in pooling of sovereignty.
The aim is to provide the graduate students with a basic understanding of the process of European integration and the European Union

LEARNING OUTCOME

At the end of the course, the learner is expected to be able to explain the process of European integration, effectively discuss the EU and its institutions and from these skills, the learner is expected to make complex inferences on European Union and its policies.
* Identify the process of European integration
* List the main theories of integration
* Distinguish between different theories of European integration
* Grasp the European Union's institutional mechanism
* Apply theories of integration to specific EU policies and treaties
* Accept the usefulness of the integration theories to understand the EU


ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 60
Midterm 30
Participation 10

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Neil Nugent. The government and politics of the European Union, 8th edn., Palgrave, 2017

Readings

Daniel Kenealy et. al (eds.) The European Union: How Does It Work?. Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2015

Simon Hix and Bjorn Hoyland, The Political System of the EU, Palgrave, 3rd edition, 2011;

Ben Rosamond, Theories of European Integration, Palgrave, 2000.

Carsten Daugbjerg and Alan Swinbank (2007) The politics of CAP reform: Trade negotiations, institu-tional settings and blame avoidance. Journal of Common Market Studies, 45 (1): 1-22.

Burkard Eberlein and Dieter Kerwer (2004) New governance in the European Union: a theoretical perspective. Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 121-42

Jeffrey Checkel (2006) ?Constructivist Approaches to European Integration? in Knud Erik Jorgensen et al (eds.) Handbook of European Integration, London: Sage.

Christopher Lord, David Beetham (2001) Legitimizing the EU: Is there a ?post-parliamentary basis? for its legitimation?, Journal of Common Market Studies, 39(3), pp. 443-62.

Andrew Moravcsik (2002) In defence of the ?democratic deficit?: reassessing legitimacy in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies, 40 (4), pp. 603-24.

Andreas Follesdal, Simon Hix (2006) Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik', Journal of Common Market Studies 44(3), pp. 533-62.

George Tsebelis (2008) Thinking about the recent past and the future of the EU. Journal of Common Market Studies, 46(2): 265-292.

Timothy Garton Ash (2012) How the Union Came Together and Why It is Falling Apart. Foreign Affairs, September/October 2012.