PSIR 665 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
From National to the Supranational Governance in the EU
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 665
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The seminar aims at introducing students to current theoretical and empirical debates in European Studies.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • explain the competences of the EU’s institutions.
  • explain the historical trend of EU governance.
  • explain the differences between governance at national and EU level.
  • discuss the impact of EU governance on the nation state
  • assess the context conditions which positively/negatively influence the transformative power of the EU in candidate countries and countries covered by the European Neighborhood Policy .
  • propose future scenarios about the transformation of governance in the EU
  • analyze a related topic in a presentation/term paper.
Course Content This course discusses the impact of EU governance on nation states. The course comprises two main parts: The first part deals with the question of how EU integration is conceptualized. By comparing main institutional approaches on the formation of supranational institutions, the similarities and differences between these approaches will be explained. The second part focuses on the impact of EU governance on the nation state. The transformative impact will be assessed for the following issues: national parliaments, courts, administrations, the sub-national level, interest organization, identity. Further sessions deal with the impact of EU governance beyond the member states.

 



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
2 Evolution of EU governance: Overview Historical Trends
3 Inter-institutional relationship between EP, Council and Commission
4 Network governance in the EU Kohler-Koch and Eising (1999) The Transformation of governance in the EU, ch. 1 and 2
5 Impact on national parliaments/national democracy Follesdahl and Hix (2006) Why there is a democratic deficit in the EU: A response to Majone and Moravcsik, Journal of Common Market Studies 44(3).
6 Impact on national courts Cowles, Caporaso, Risse (2001) Transforming Europe, ch. 6
7 Impact on domestic administration Cowles, Caporaso, Risse (2001) Transforming Europe, ch. 3
8 Impact on sub-state level Cowles, Caporaso, Risse (2001) Transforming Europe, ch. 8
9 Impact on interest groups Cowles, Caporaso, Risse (2001) Transforming Europe, ch. 9
10 Impact on identity Cowles, Caporaso, Risse (2001) Transforming Europe, ch. 11
11 Impact in candidate countries Schimmelfennig (2003) Cost, Commitment and Compliance: The Impact of EU Democratic conditionality on Latvia, Slovakia and Turkey, Journal of Common Market Studies 41(3) Alpan and Diez (2014) The Devil is in the domestic? European Integration Studies and the Limits of Europeanization in Turkey, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 16(1)
12 Policy learning and policy diffusion Dolowitz and March (2000), ‘Learning from Abroad: The Role of Policy Transfer in Contemporary Policy-Making’, Governance, 13(1)
13 Presentations
14 Exam
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Reading Material and power point presentations
Suggested Readings/Materials Copies of the relevant weekly readings are available at the copy shop of the university. Additional readings will be distributed in class.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
2
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
100
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
14
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
25
Presentation / Jury
1
35
Project
2
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
45
Final Exam
    Total
255

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to improve and deepen the theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically and analytically the relationships between various factors in the discipline of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture at an advanced level.

X
3

To be able to determine the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature and gain the ability of questioning at an advanced level.

X
4

To be able to gain the ability to develop innovative, leading and original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
5

To be able to gather, analyze, and interpret the data by using advanced qualitative or quantitative research methods in Political Science and International Relations.

X
6

To be able to develop original academic works and publish scientific articles in refereed national or international indexed journals in the field of Political Science and International Relations.

X
7

To be able to describe 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 an individual capacity and/or as part of a team in generating innovative and analytical solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

9

To be able to develop projects in determining the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in national and international politics.

10

To be able to prepare an original thesis in Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

X
11

To be able to follow new research and developments, publish scientific articles and participate the debates in academic meetings in Political Science and International Relations 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