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62622-01 - Seminar: European Politics. Between National Politics and the European Union 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Silvana Târlea (s.tarlea@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt What is the relationship between political power and economic exchange in contemporary market economies in Europe? Which stakeholders are involved in drafting, passing and implementing policies? What are their preferences and their constraints when engaging in the policy process? Why do levels of public expenditure or service provision vary over time or between countries? What role does the European Union play in the whole policy process? The course provides analysis and aims to stimulate debates about key political and economic processes in Europe, relating both to the 'project' of EU integration and to domestic policy challenges from the perspective of an evolving state-market relationship.
The seminar introduces comparative research on European Union countries in light of debates on varieties of market economies. It shows how policy-making can be analysed and possibly influenced by focusing on conflicts between states and markets in policy-making particularly in light of the financial crisis of 2008. On the one hand, the course aims to familiarize students with classic texts and recent publications in comparative political economy. On the other hand, it will help students develop their own research paper. Students learn how to be effective participants in public policymaking as analysts, administrators, or advocates. By the end of the course, students should gain acquire analytical tools to analyze the political environment conducive to public policy.
Lernziele By the end of the course students will develop a better understanding of the political and economic environment in which European policy-making takes place.
Students will recognize competing interests of state and market actors and how they contribute to policy-making in Europe.
Students will be able to engage in debates regarding the policy-making environment and to build their own theory-driven arguments about current affairs in Europe.
The course will help students improve their written and oral communication skills and to improve their analytical thinking.
Literatur Soskice, D.W. and Hall, P.A., (2001). Varieties of capitalism: The institutional foundations of comparative advantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Financial Times dossier. Euro in crisis: http://www.ft.com/indepth/euro-in-crisis
Weblink Europainstitut


Teilnahmebedingungen The course requires students to be able to engage with the reading material for each class. Students’ class presentations and final essays are to be delivered in English.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Belegung über MOnA. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 30 begrenzt. Bei Überbelegung haben Studierende des MA European Global Studies Vorrang.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Block
Datum 07.06.2021 – 24.06.2021
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

Die Veranstaltung wird als Blockveranstaltung am 7. und 8. sowie am 22., 23. und 24. Juni 2021 stattfinden.

Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 07.06.2021 09.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 08.06.2021 09.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 22.06.2021 09.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Mittwoch 23.06.2021 09.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 24.06.2021 09.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Regionaler Fokus M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Vertiefung Politikwissenschaft M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Internationale Organisationen (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Regional Integration and Global Flows (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Class presentation:
A presentation accompanied by a 2 page-memo that you distribute to the class. You are expected to present for 8-10 minutes. The presentation will be policy-oriented, i.e. it tries to convince policy partners to enact policies of your interest. You take the view of a stakeholder and explain why you would like to change that policy. You can take the perspective of a political party, an employer association, an NGO.
Final essay:
You write an essay on a topic of your choice that is discussed in the course. The presentation and the paper can be on the same topic. This final paper needs to receive my feedback and be submitted before August 15, 2021. Requirements for the essay: 2000 words (+/- 10%), 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman. The document will be titled firstname.lastname.EUpolitics.pdf.
Class participation:
You are expected to do the readings before each class and to prepare two questions about the material in advance. These questions will be uploaded before each day of the course. Given that the course will be a block seminar, you need to use the week before the course to prepare the readings.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Europainstitut