Andreas Maurer

Summer term 2014

Title:

Lecture: European Integration - Introduction

Level:

BA Political Science § 5 (2) 4 a European Integration - Introduction

Contents:

This lecture gives an overview on the history, the institutional and functional foundations of the European integration process. Special emphasis is laid on the theories of integration, the institutional and procedural structure as well as on questions regarding the efficiency, democracy and transparency of multi-level governance in the European Union.

Methods:

Lecture, assessment is based on a single examination at the end of the course.

Assessment:

Written examination (DE, EN, FR)

Literature:

Pflichtliteratur: Martin Große Hüttmann/Hans-Georg Wehling (Hg.): Das Europalexikon, Begriffe. Namen. Institutionen, 2. Aufl. Bonn 2014; und: Weidenfeld, Werner/Wessels, Wolfgang (Hg.): Europa von A bis Z. Taschenbuch der europäischen Integration, 13. Aufl., Baden-Baden 2014.

 

Vertiefungsliteratur: Bieling, Hans-Jürgen /Lerch, Marika (Hg.) (2012): Theorien der Europäischen Integration, 3. Aufl. Wiesbaden. Johannes Pollak/Peter Slominski (2012): Das politische System der EU, 2. Aufl. Wien/Stuttgart. Andreas Maurer (2013): Parlamente in der Europäischen Union, Wien/Stuttgart.

Prerequisites:

positive completion of the compulsory modules 1. Scientific Working Skills in Political S and 2. Introduction to Political Science (Studies Induction and Orientation Stage).

OLAT:

https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/3664511952




 

 

 

 

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Lecture: European Integration II – Inter- and Intrainstitutional politics and procedures

Level:

BA Political Science § 5 (2) 4 a European Integration

Contents:

This lecture intends to provide an in-depth overview on the political and institutional system of the European Union. It concentrates on the EU’s analysis as a dynamic multi-level system by examining interinstitutional relations and procedures with regard to their horizontal and vertical dimensions. Special attention will be drawn on the horizontal relations between the European Parliament and the other EU institutions (European Council, Council, Commission…) as well as on the vertical relations between the Council of Ministers (and its sub-structures) and the government bodies in the EU member states.

Methods:

lecture and discussion

Assessment:

written examination

Literature:

Pflichtliteratur: Andreas Maurer (2013): Parlamente in der Europäischen Union, Wien/Stuttgart; Andreas Maurer (2003): Auf dem Weg zur Staatenkammer, Berlin.

 

Vertiefungsliteratur: Doris Dialer/Andreas Maurer (Hg.) 2014: Handbuch zum Europäischen Parlament, Baden-Baden; Wallace, Helen et al. (Hg.) 2010: Policy-Making in the European Union, 6. Aufl., Oxford. Daniel Naurin/Hellen Wallace (Hg.) 2010: Unveiling the Council of the European Union: Games Governments Play in Brussels, Palgrave. Simon Bulmer/Christian Lequesne, 2012: The Member States of the European Union, 2. Aufl. Oxford. Heinelt, Hubert/Knodt, Michèle (Hg) (2008): Politikfelder im EU-Mehrebenensystem, Baden-Baden. Bieling, Hans-Jürgen /Lerch, Marika (Hg.) (2012): Theorien der Europäischen Integration, 3. Aufl. Wiesbaden.  

OLAT:

https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/3664511953

 

 

 

 

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PhD-Seminar: International Relations and Processes of Integration

Level:

PhD I 

Contents:

The aim of this course is to address some of the current debates surrounding processes of integration, with particular reference to the process of European integration. We will examine the dominant approaches to European integration from a theoretical and methodological point of view (in the first part of the course) and some of the more important debates concerning the European Union (in the second part of the course). The seminar will centre on a close and detailed reading of important current debates regarding the European Union. The seminar will begin with an introduction of the topic and will proceed with a class discussion based on the assigned readings. It is expected that all students will come prepared to engage in a critical discussion of the readings and the topics at hand. Assessment: Students are expected to submit a 15-20 page research paper (roughly 8000 words) to the instructor.

Methods:

Continuous assessment (based on regular written and/or oral contribution by participants).

Assessment:

The course grade will consist of three review essays. The final grade will also take into consideration participation in discussion.

Literature:

New Thinking in International Relations. Edited by Michael Doyle and John Ikenberry. Westview Press, 1997. European Integration Theory. Wiener, Antje and T. Diez (ed.), 2nd Ed. Oxford: OUP, 2009. Theories of International relations. 3rd or 4th Edition. Scott Burchill, et al. Palgrave, 2005 (2009). International relations Theory for the 21st Century. Edited by Martin Griffiths. Routledge, 2007. International Relations and the European Union. Edited by Christopher Hill and Michael Smith. Oxford University Press, 2011.

OLAT:

https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/3664511954

 

 

 


 

Winter term 2014/2015

 

Title:

Lecture: European Integration - Introduction

Level:

BA Political Science § 5 (2) 4 a European Integration - Introduction

Contents:

This lecture gives an overview on the history, the institutional and functional foundations of the European integration process. Special emphasis is laid on the theories of integration, the institutional and procedural structure as well as on questions regarding the efficiency, democracy and transparency of multi-level governance in the European Union.

Methods:

Lecture, assessment is based on a single examination at the end of the course.

Assessment:

Written examination (DE, EN, FR)

Literature:

Pflichtliteratur: Martin Große Hüttmann/Hans-Georg Wehling (Hg.): Das Europalexikon, Begriffe. Namen. Institutionen, 2. Aufl. Bonn 2014; und: Weidenfeld, Werner/Wessels, Wolfgang (Hg.): Europa von A bis Z. Taschenbuch der europäischen Integration, 13. Aufl., Baden-Baden 2014.

 

Vertiefungsliteratur: Bieling, Hans-Jürgen /Lerch, Marika (Hg.) (2012): Theorien der Europäischen Integration, 3. Aufl. Wiesbaden. Johannes Pollak/Peter Slominski (2012): Das politische System der EU, 2. Aufl. Wien/Stuttgart. Andreas Maurer (2013): Parlamente in der Europäischen Union, Wien/Stuttgart.

Prerequisites:

positive completion of the compulsory modules 1. Scientific Working Skills in Political S and 2. Introduction to Political Science (Studies Induction and Orientation Stage).

OLAT:

https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/3744464952

 

 

Title:

Lecture: European Integration I: Theories and Politics within Global Dynamics

Level:

MA - Lecture

Contents:

Lecture on the theoretical conceptualization of EU integration and their application with regard to the institutional, inter-institutional and functional scope of EU integration.

Assessment:

Written examination

Literature:

Bieling/Lerch (Hrsg.): Theorien der europäischen Integration, Wiesbaden 2012

Prerequisites:

none

OLAT:

https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/3744464955

 

 

 

 

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MA Seminar: European Integration I: Theories and Politics within Global Dynamics

Level:

MA - Seminar

Contents:

The Seminar analyses and evaluates theoretical models and concepts on European integration. The seminar will concentrate on definitions and hypotheses with regard to the characteristics of the EU's political system including the process of interinstitutional negotiation and decision-making, the differentiation of the EU's functional scope, the EU's inclusion within wider contexts such as the WTO or the UN, and the cooperation between the EU and third countries and organisations. Overall, the seminar will discuss theoretical approaches to EU integration and their application with regard to the institutional, procedural, and functional dimension:

- Neofunctialist, Federalist and Neorealist approaches

- Multi-Level Governance in polyarchic systems

- Inter- und intrainstitutional dynamics of the EU

- Working mechanisms of the EU institutions

- Institutional and procedural characteristics of EU politics in the member states

- NGOs and the EU

Assessment:

Oral presentation + Position paper/Abstract + Written paper

Literature:

Bieling/Lerch (Hrsg.): Theorien der europäischen Integration, Wiesbaden 2012

Pollack/Slominski: Das politische System der EU, UTB 2012

Hix/Hoyland: The political system of the EU, Palgrave 2011

Prerequisites:

none

OLAT:

https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/3744464953

 

 

 

 

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PhD Seminar: Current Developments in Political Science I:Drafting PhD chapters on the state of the art and resulting research questions

Level:

PhD advanced – Drafting the chapters on the state of the art.

Contents:

We will explore the volumes 2000-2014 of the following journals:

Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Integration, International Organization, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, European Foreign Affairs Review, ÖZP, APUZ, ZParl, ZIB.

Assessment:

Paper – Chapter „State of the Art“

Prerequisites:

none

OLAT:

https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/3744464954