European Integration in History and Present

Monika Mokre
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2021W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03993

Description

European integration is closely related to possibilities and bareers to (intra-european and global) movement. On the one hand, the four freedoms of movement (of goods, services, persons, and capital) have formed the core principles of European integration since the first Treaties. On the other one, the structure and rules of the European Union play a paramount and ambiguous role for global mobility.

The seminar will describe, analyze and discuss the impact of European integration on freedom of movement throughout its history as well as discuss different conceptualizations of European integration.

Contents of the seminar:

  • Concepts of European integration up to the mid 20th century
  • The history of European integration from the European Community of Coal and Steel onwards:
  • - A free trade zone as a means to prevent fascism and war
  • - European integration and decolonialization
  • - The USA and European integration
  • - The enlargement rounds and their impact on the citizens
  • - Democratization of the EU
  • The EU Institutions
  • The European Union as a global actor
  • - Relations with the USA, Russia, and China
  • - Neo-/Post-Colonialism
  • EU citizenship and its effects on EU-citizens and Third Country Citizens
  • Selected policy fields of the EU
  • - Trade Policies, Free Trade Agreements
  • - Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • - Common Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice
  • Deepened discussion of specific themes (mostly in spring semester, to be developed together with the students, e.g.:
  • - Agencies in the EU: Frontex
  • - Common Asylum System: Dublin Agreement, Pact on Migration and Asylum
  • - Mobility in the Academic Sector: Bologna Procedure, Erasmus programs
  • - Cultural Policies of the EU

Examination Modalities

All students have to develop a specific theme fitting into the overall theme of the course. This theme will be elaborated in writing and orally presented.

Comments

Students from other departments or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities

Dates

05 October 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
12 October 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
19 October 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
16 November 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
23 November 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
30 November 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
07 December 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
14 December 2021, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
11 January 2022, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34
25 January 2022, 09:15–11:45 Seminar Room 34

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2021, 08:46 to 31 October 2021, 08:46
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas: Study Area 3: Economics and Politics

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Economy and Politics: Deepening / Application

Individual courses: possible