1. European Studies 300. European Integration: Socio-Economic and Political
Developments. ”Politics, Economics, Law and Governance of the European
European Studies 300 European Integration: Socio-Economic and Political Developments ”Politics, Economics, Law and Governance of the European Union” CRN 23031 EUS 300 A01 Spring 2011 Coordinator and instructor: Dr Amy Verdun, Professor, Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam, and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Office: SSM 337 or SSM 316b (Chair’s office). Phone: 250-721-7491 or 250 853-3528 Email: [email protected]
Office hours: by appointment Other instructors: Dr Paul Schure, Associate Professor of Economics, Office BEC 336 Phone: 250-721-8535 Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Wednesdays: 2:00-3:00pm (or by appointment) Dr Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Associate Professor and Director of the European Studies Program, School of Public Administration, Office: HSD A 344 Phone: 250-721-6418 Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm and 4:30-5:00pm (or by appointment) Dr Steven B. Wolinetz, Professor, Office SSM A306 Phone: 250-853-3524 Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm (or by appointment) Professor Martha O’Brien, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Office FRA 222 Phone: 250-721-8165 Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Thursday March 17, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Tatiana Shaban, Assistant for this course, Phone: 250-853-3526 Email: [email protected]
Class hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm; Fridays 2:30-3:30pm, class takes place in HHB 110 This course gives an introduction to the logic of European integration. It examines why European integration takes place. It asks this question from a number of disciplinary perspectives: Political, Economic and Legal perspectives. The course examines the historical origins of European integration, the economic principles behind it, the effect of integration on various areas of policy-making and governance, as well as the legal dimension of European integration. Students will learn certain key concepts, theories of integration, and how the process of policy-making and governance works in the European Union. The course is structured as follows. Week 1 and 2 focus on the history and institutional background of European integration. Week 3 and 4 lectures present aspects of the economics of European integration: week 3 examines the Single Market and trade and week 4 looks at Single Market and Competition. In week 5 and 6 we turn to politics and governance, and analyse EU policy-making and governance, and in week 7 we examine legitimacy in the EU and enlargement. After the reading break, weeks 9 and 10 examine Political Parties and Euroscepticism in the EU. In week 11 we look a legal integration, the EU treaties and the role of the European Court of Justice to advance European integration. In weeks 12 and 13 time has been set aside for a simulation that focuses on problems facing the EU and students participate in seeking solutions to these problems (euroscepticism and the global financial crisis). The final class is reserved for the conclusion of the course: we look at lessons from the various disciplinary perspectives and prepare for the exam.
Requirements: 1) Paper outline (5%) (Deadline Tuesday 8 February 2011) 2) Research Paper (30%) (Deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2011) 3) Minor class assignments (5%+5%) (Fri 11 March; Fri 18 March 2011) 4) Simulation (10%) (25-29 March 2011) 5) Class participation and attendance (5%) 6) A final exam (40%) (in the final exam period in April) Grading: 90-100: A+ 85-89: A 84-80: A-
75-79: B+ 70-74: B 65-69: B-
60-64: C+ 55-59: C 50-54: D < 50: F
Readings: This course uses two textbooks: Bomberg, Elizabeth, Alexander Stubb, and John Peterson (eds) (2008) The European Union: How Does it Work? 2nd ed. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press Tömmel, Ingeborg and Amy Verdun (eds) (2009) Innovative Governance in the European Union: The Politics of Multilevel Policymaking, Lynne Rienner Publishing. The textbooks are available from the UVic bookstore. This class requires additional readings. They can be found via the library. All readings need to be done prior to class. Week-by-week course outline: Week 1: Fri 7 Jan: Week 2 Tue 11 Jan:
Fri 14 Jan:
Distribution and discussion of the course outline (Instructor: Prof Amy Verdun) Institutions, Actors and Policies (Instructor: Prof Amy Verdun) Readings: Bomberg, Stubb and Peterson, Ch 1 “Introduction”, pp. 3-21; Ch 2 “How did we get here?”, pp. 22-41., Ch 3, “The EU’s Institutions” pp. 45-70; Conceptualising and Theorising EU Policy-Making and Integration (Instructor: Prof Amy Verdun and guest lecture Alexandre Berlin – talk about the EU Study Tour and Challenges Facing the EU) Readings: Tömmel and Verdun, Ch 1 “Innovative Governance in the EU”, pp. 1-9; and Ch 2 “Modes of Governance and the Institutional Structure of the EU”, pp. 9-23. Guest Lecturer: Dr Alexandre Berlin (formerly with the European Commission, and co-coordinator of the EU Study Tour) For information on the Study Tour please visit: http://www2.capilanou.ca/programs/europe.html Paper instructions hand-out distributed and discussed
Week 3: Tue 18 Jan:
Fri 21 Jan:
Week 4 Tue 25 Jan:
Fri 28 Jan:
Week 5: Tue 1 Feb:
Fri 4 Feb:
The Economics of Single Market – integration and trade (Instructor: Prof Paul Schure ECON) Readings: Egan, Michelle (2007), The Single Market, in: Michelle Cini (ed.) European Union Politics, Ch 16, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, pp. 253-270. Richard Baldwin and Charles Wyplosz (2003) Economics of European Integration McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN: 0077103947; chap. 4 “Essential Microeconomic tools” (pp. 103-121) and chap. 5 “The Essential Economics of Preferential Trade Liberalization” (pp. 122-146). The Economics of Single Market – integration and trade (Instructor: Prof Paul Schure ECON) Readings: see Tues 18 Jan. The Economics of Single Market – integration and competition (Instructor: Prof Paul Schure ECON) Readings: Economics of European Integration McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN: 0077103947; Ch 6 “Market size and scale effects“. Further Readings: Tömmel and Verdun: Ch 8 Dirk Lehmkuhl “Cooperation and Hierarchy in EU Competition Policy” pp. 103-20. The Economics of Single Market – integration and competition (Instructor: Prof Paul Schure ECON) Readings: Tömmel and Verdun: Ch 11, Michelle Egan: “Governing the Single Market: From Private Coordination to Public Regulation”, pp. 159179. Further Readings: Tömmel and Verdun: Ch 9, Susanne Schmidt, “Single Market Policies: From Mutual Recognition to Institution Building”, pp. 121-139. Innovative Governance and Policy-making in the EU (Instructor: Prof Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly PADM) Readings: Tömmel and Verdun: Arthur Benz, Ch 3 “Combined Modes of Governance in EU Policymaking”, pp. 27-45. Marks, Gary, Liesbet Hooghe and Kermit Blank (1996), ‘European Integration since the 1980s. State-centric Versus Multi-Level Governance', Journal of Common Market Studies, 34(3): 341-78. Moravcsik, Andrew (1993) ‘Preferences and Power in the European Community: A Liberal Intergovernmentalist Approach’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol 31 No 4, pp. 473-523. Innovative Governance and Policy-making in the EU (cont’d) (Instructor: Prof Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly) Readings: Tömmel and Verdun: Laura Cram, Ch 7 “From “Integration by Stealth” to “Good Governance” in EU Social Policy”, pp. 87-103.
Further Readings: Marks, Gary (1993) ‘Structural Policy and Multilevel Governance in the EC’, in Alan W. Cafruny and Glenda G. Rosenthal, (eds) The Maastricht debates and beyond, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, pp. 391-410. Pollack, Mark (1995) ‘Regional actors in intergovernmental play: the making and implementation of EC structural policy’, in Sonia Masey and Carolyn Rhodes (eds) Building a European Polity?, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, pp. 361390. Majone, Giandomenico (1996) ‘Which Social Policy for Europe’ in Yves Meny, Pierre Muller and Jean Louis Quermonne, Adjusting to Europe pp. 123-136. Week 6: Tue 8 Feb:
Fri 11 Feb:
Week 7: Tues 15 Feb:
Fri 18 Feb:
PAPER OUTLINE DUE The Democratic Deficit (Instructor: Prof Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly) Readings: Bomberg, Stubb, and Peterson, Ch 8 “Constitutionalism and Democracy in the EU”, pp. 159-176. Meny, Yves (2003), ‘De la Démocratie en Europe: Old Concepts and New Challenges’, Journal of Common Market Studies Vol 41, No 1, March pp. 1-13 The Democratic Deficit (cont’d) (Instructor: Prof Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly) Readings: Costa, Olivier, Nicolas Jabko, Christian Lequesne, and Paul Magnette (2003) ‘Introduction: Diffuse Control Mechanisms in the European Union: Towards a New Democracy?’, Journal of European Public Policy, 10 (5): 666-76. Legitimacy in the European Union (Instructor: Prof Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly) Readings: Lord, Christopher and Paul Magnette (2004), ‘Creative Disagreement about Legitimacy in the EU, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol 42, No 1, March pp. 183-202. Verdun, Amy and Thomas Christiansen (2001) ‘The Legitimacy of the Euro: An Inverted Process?’ Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 10(3): 265-288. Enlargement of the European Union: Expanding the Realm of European Governance (Instructor: Prof Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly) Readings: Bomberg, Stubb, Peterson: Ch 9 “EU Expansion and Wider Europe”, pp. 179-200. Tömmel and Verdun: Ch 12 Charles Pentland, “Enlargement: Expanding the Realm of European Governance”, pp. 179-199.
Further readings: Tömmel and Verdun, Chapter 16 Sandra Lavenex, “Transgovernmentalism in the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice”, pp. 255-273. Week 8:
Reading Break -- no class on Tue 22 Feb and Fri 25 Feb.
Week 9: Tue 1 Mar:
Tue 1 Mar: PAPERS DUE!!! Political Parties in the European Union (Instructor: Dr Steven B. Wolinetz, Memorial University and UVic) Readings: Hix, Simon. “Parties at the European Level” in Webb, Paul and Farrell, David, Political Parties In Advanced Industrial Democracies (pp. 280-309). Oxford, UK: Oxford U Press. [ON ORDER McPherson – scan chapter) Mair, Peter. 2000. “The Limited Impact Of Europe on National Party Systems.” West European Politics 23 (4) (Oct): 27-51. Recommended (further readings) Ladrech, Robert, “European Parties and Party Systems” in Hay, Colin and Menon, Anand, European Politics, ch. 12 (pp. 200-217).
Fri 4 Mar:
Political Parties in the European Union (cont’d) (Instructor: Dr Steven B. Wolinetz Memorial University and UVic) Readings: Hix, Simon, “A Supranational Party System and the Legitimacy of the European Union,” The International Spectator, 37:4, Oct-Dec 2002 (pdf) Mair, Peter, and Jacques Thomassen. 2010. “Political Representation and Government in the European Union.” Journal of European Public Policy 17 (1) (Jan): 20-35.
Week 10: Tue 8 Mar:
Euroscepticism in the EU and its Member States (Instructor: Dr Steven B. Wolinetz, Memorial University and UVic) Readings: Kriesi, Hans Peter (2007), ”The Role of European Integration in National Election Campaigns” European Union Politics, March 2007 vol. 8 no. 1 83-108 Recommended/further readings: Dechezelles, Stephanie, and Laure Neumayer (2010) “Introduction: Is Populism A Side-Effect Of European Integration? Radical Parties and the Europeanization of Political Competition.” Perspectives on European Politics and Society 11 (3) (Sep): 229-36.
Harmsen, Robert. 2010. “On Understanding The Relationship Between Populism and Euroscepticism. “Perspectives on European Politics and Society 11 (3) (Sep): 333-41. Fri 11 Mar:
Week 11: Tue 15 Mar:
Fri 18 Mar:
Week 12: Tue 22 Mar:
Euroscepticism in the EU and its Member States (cont’d) (Instructor: Dr Steven B. Wolinetz, Memorial University and UVic ) Readings: Vries, Catherine E., and Erica E. Edwards (2009) “Taking Europe To Its Extremes: Extremist Parties and Public Euroscepticism”. Party Politics 15 (1) (Jan.): 5-28. Constitutional basis of EU integration: Past Treaties and the Lisbon Treaty (Instructor: Prof Martha O’Brien) Readings: Lisbon Treaty and the Consolidated Treaties: http://europa.eu/lisbon_treaty/full_text/index_en.htm http://eur lex.europa.eu/ The Role of the Court of Justice (Instructor: Prof Martha O’Brien) Readings: To be announced (TBA) Euroscepticism and the Global Financial Crisis (Instructors: Profs Paul Schure and Amy Verdun Readings: Tömmel and Verdun, Ch 6: Amy Verdun “Regulation and Cooperation in Economic and Monetary Policy” pp. 75-86. Reinhart, Carmen M. (2009) The economic and fiscal consequences of financial crises www.VoxEU.org, 26 January 2009 (http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/2877 -- "see" also http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/4838) Eichengreen, Barry, (2010), The euro: love it or leave it? www.VoxEU.org, 4 May 2010 (and 17 Nov 2007) (http://voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/729) Gennaioli Nicola, Alberto Martin and Stefano Rossi (2010) Sovereign defaults, banks and financial institutions www.VoxEU.org, 17 November 2010 (http://voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/5807)
Fri 25 Mar:
Workshop: EU scepticism and the Global Financial Crisis (Instructor: Prof Amy Verdun) Readings: To be announced (TBA)
Tue 29 Mar:
Role play games: Euroscepticism and the Global Financial Crisis (Instructor: Prof Amy Verdun)
Fri 1 Apr:
Conclusions of the course – interactive session - preparation for the final exam (Instructor: Prof Amy Verdun) Readings: Ch 18, “Innovative governance in the European Union: what makes it different?”, pp. 291-302. And review course readings. FINAL EXAM in the April examination period
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