PSIR 531 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
European Neighbourhood Policies
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 531
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the Eastern component of the ENP in continuation of the continental enlargement process
  • Understand the Southern component of the ENP in continuation of the Mediterranean Policy of the EU
  • Discuss the status of countries neighbouring the EU and their interests in the ENP
  • Understand the role of EU institutions in the emergence and functioning of ENP
  • Explain the place of the ENP within the context of other EU common policies
  • Produce analytical approaches to specific aspects of the ENP based on the theoretical knowledge accumulated throughout the course
Course Content

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction – syllabus presentation and explanation. Syllabus and documents containing rules for the undertaking and evaluation of students’ individual analytical work
2 From the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership to the European Neighbourhood Policy EMERSON, Michael and NOUTCHEVA. Gergana. 2005. “From Barcelona Process to Neighbourhood Policy: Assessments and Open Issues”, CEPS Working Document 220/March 2005. JOHANSSONNOGUES, Elisabeth. 2004. “A ‘ring of friends’? The implications of the European Neighbourhood Policy for the Mediterranean”, Mediterranean Politics, 9(2), pp. 240-247 [Availablefrom EBSCO].
3 The birth of the European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 15-24. European Commission. 2003. Wider Europe— Neighbourhood: A New Framework for Relations without Eastern and Southern Neighbours, COM(2003) 104 final [Available from the instructor in the course web file].
4 ENP and EU enlargement Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 197-218. DANNREUTHER, Roland. 2006. Developing the Alternative to Enlargement: The European Neighbourhood Policy. European Foreign Affairs Review, 11, 183-201 [Available from EBSCO].
5 The mechanisms of the ENP – a view from the European Parliament Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 49-60.
6 The possibilities for a critical analysis of ENP Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 25-48.
7 ENP and EU values Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 75-102. LEINO, Päivi, and PETROV, Roman. 2009. Between ‘commonvalues’ and competing universals—the promotion of the EU’s common values through the European Neighbourhood Policy. European Law Journal, 15(5), 654–671 [Availablefrom EBSCO via WILEY SCIENCE]. MANNERS, I., 2010. As youlike it: European Union normative power in the European Neighbourhood Policy. In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 29-50.
8 ENP: ethics and the power of identity Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 75-102. BARBÉ, Estherand JOHANSSONNOGUÉS, Elisabeth. 2008. The EU as a modest ‘force for good’: the European Neighbourhood Policy. International Affairs, 84(1), 81–96 [Available from EBSCO]. TONRA, B., 2010. Identity construction through the ENP: borders and boundaries, insiders and outsiders. In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 51-72.
9 ENP and the Black Sea region Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 61-74. ANDREEV, Svetlozar, A., 2008. The future of European neighbourhood policy and the role of regional cooperation in the Black Sea area. Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 8(2), 93-108 [Available from EBSCO].
10 ENP and Russia Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 61-74. De WILDE, T. and PELLON, G., 2006. The implications of the ENP on the EU Russia ‘Strategic Partnership’. Helsinki Monitor, 17(2), 119-132 [Availablefrom EBSCO]. HAUKKALA, H., 2010. Explaining Russian reactions to the European Neighbourhood Policy. In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 161-177.
11 Submission of the analytical essay containing the final format of the analysis on the personal Research Project (RP) - ENP and conflict management in Ukraine, Moldova and the Caucasus Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 129-140. SASSE, Gwendolyn. 2009. The European Neighbourhood Policy and conflict management: a comparison of Moldova and the Caucasus. Ethnopolitics, 8(34), 369-386 [Availablefrom EBSCO]. SASSE, G., 2010. The ENP and the EU’s eastern neighbours: Ukraine and Moldova as test cases. In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 181-205. GHAZARYAN, N., 2010. The ENP and the Southern Caucasus: meeting and expectations? In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 223-246.
12 ENP and North Africa BICCHI, F., 2010. The impact of ENP on EU North Africa relations: the good, the bad and the ugly. In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 206-222.
13 ENP – economic and political perspectives Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 117-128. MISSIROLI, A., 2010. The ENP in future perspective. In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 259-270.
14 ENP and the Middle East Johannes VARWICK and Kai Olaf LANG (eds.), 2007. European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 129-140. TOCCI, Nathalie. 2009. Firm in rhetoric, compromising in reality: the EU in the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Ethnopolitics, 8(34), 387-401 [Availablefrom EBSCO]. SEEBERG, Peter. 2009. The EU as a realist actor in normative clothes: EU democracy promotion in Lebanon and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Democratization, 16(1), 81-99 [Availablefrom EBSCO]. HERMAN, Lior. 2006. An action plan or a plan foraction? Israel and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Mediterranean Politics, 11(3), 371-394 [Availablefrom EBSCO]. JESUS, C.E., 2010. The ENP and the Middle East. In: R.G. WHITMAN and S. WOLFF, eds.,The European Neighbourhood Policy in perspective: context, implementation and impact, 2010, London: PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 247-256.
15 Review of theory for the final exam
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Books and academic articles (weekly readings) and presentations
Suggested Readings/Materials Databases from various relevant international, EU/NATO delegations in the region and EU institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament); relevant local, European and World news sources (e.g. BBC, Reuters, France Press, Deutsche Welle, Financial Times, EUobserver.com, updated versions of the European Neighbourhood Policy website at http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/indexen.htm).

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
40
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
9
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
6
Final Exam
1
10
    Total
232

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations and use them competently.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically the relationships between various factors in the field of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture.

X
3

To be able to determine and question the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
4

To be able to identify the political and cultural conditions that generate discrimination mechanisms based on race, ethnicity, gender and religion at national and international levels.

X
5

To be able to gather and analyze data by using scientific research methods.

X
6

To be able to analyze and evaluate the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

X
7

To be able to present individual research and contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations in written, oral, and visual forms.

X
8

To be able to take responsibility in generating solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

9

To be able to determine the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in domestic and international politics.

X
10

To be able to prepare a thesis/term project about Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

X
11

To be able to follow new research and developments in Political Science and International Relations and participate the debates in academic meetings through a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of gathering, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest