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Jean Monnet Circle Seminar

Europäischen Union

The Jean Monnet Circle Seminar „European Integration and Institutional Studies“ offers a basic introduction into the social, political, cultural and economical developments of Europe – especially in the context of globalization and the process of European integration.

 

The course sessions take place on Fridays from 2pm – 5:15pm.

Venue: Building 20.30, Room 0.016

Course language will be English.

 

The following topics will be introduced by experts from different universities and institutes
(Winter Term 2017/18):

 

 

26.10.18

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Schütt

Europe and Her Stories – Aspects of current narratives concerning the History of Present Europe

  • The more recent history of the European continent
  • European Union as a part of that continent
  • Critical view on European affairs in historic and modern narrations

Abstract

09.11.18

Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentzel

Europe Seen From Outside. Europe and Its Role in the World

  • Europe´s role as an actor in international politics
  • The specific character of Europe in comparison to other supra-national institutions and co-operations
  • International peace and conflicts

Abstract

16.11.18

Prof. Nikoleta Yordanova, PhD

Economic Aspects of European Integration

  • The development of EU’s economic integration since 1950
  • Causes and consequences of EU’s economic crisis 2009
  • The future of the EU’s economic integration with respect to  public opinions, their influence and elite preferences

Abstract

23.11.18

Dr. Ingo Bott

Law within the European Union; Human Rights

  • Judicial organs in the European Union
  • Normative groundwork of the European Union
  • Human Rights and European Integration

Abstract

30.11.18

Julian Plottka

The Commission’s White Paper Process and the Future of European Integration

  • Current challenges for the EU in selected policy fields
  • Analysis of the Commission’s five scenarios on the future of European integration
  • Discussion of the member states’ and EU institutions’ position on the scenarios

Abstract

07.12.18

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha

Identity and Diversity. Unity in Diversity as a European Vision

  • Theories of identity and diversity
  • Concepts of integration in European societies
  • Cultural pluralism and multiculturalism in Europe

Abstract

14.12.18

Prof. Dr. Monika Oberle

The European Union. Institutional Design, Democratic Deficit and Options of Reform

  • Competencies and legislative procedures of the EU
  • Treaty of Lisbon as an alternative to a European Constitution
  • European Commission, Council, Parliament, and Court

Abstract

 

Formal Requirements, ECTS and Academic Performance
 

  •  Participation in all lectures of the Circle Seminar is obligatory.
     
  • Credits can be received through a paper which deepens the topic of one lecture (in agreement with the respective lecturer).
     
  • 2 ECTS credits can be acquired through active participation and preparation of the seminar.
     
  • 3 ECTS credits can be acquired through a scientific paper (of 4 to 5 pages) elaborating on the assigned topic within 4 weeks after the respective lecture date.
     
  • 4 ECTS credits can be acquired through a scientific paper (of 8 to 10 pages) elaborating on the assigned topic within 6 weeks after the respective lecture date.
     

All abstracts and furhter information in the Jean Monnet Guidebook
Jean Monnet Guidebook (PDF, 700KB)

 

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