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Political Science and International Relations (Without thesis)

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
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives By the end of this course, the students are expected to be able to identify, analyse and evaluate political developments related to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) of the European Union (EU).
Learning Outcomes 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 Description The course is designed as to refine student’s training in the theoretical field of European studies through familiarisation with political developments in the EU neighbourhood. The focus of the course is on the developments related to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The students are expected (1) to read the assignments, (2) get involved in the debates on the course themes, (3) produce analytical work on the basis of the information provided throughout the course, and (4) present that analytical work in class.

 



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.

All course readings are available at the University Library and as open sources.

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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
9
144
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Homework / Assignments
1
30
30
Presentation / Jury
1
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
6
0
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
232

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To improve theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations and to ultimately deepen and develop intellectual interest X
2 To evaluate the relationships between factors in the field of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture in a critical perspective  X
3 To provide advanced competences to determine and question the theoretical and emprical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature  X
4 To identify the political and cultual conditions that generate discrimination mechanisms based on race, ethnic groups, gender and religion at national and international levels  X
5 To provide competences to develop original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature X
6 To determine, collect, resolve, and interpret the data that would measure the theories and concepts as variables by using scientific research methods in Political Science and International Relations field X
7 To use confidently the terms and concepts of Political Science and International Relations  X
8 To communicate systematically, in written, oral, and visual forms, contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations to groups inside and outside the said discipline  X
9 To take responsibility in an individual capacity and as part of a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise in relation to politics in daily life  X
10 To develop projects determining the institutional and political instruments for management of domestic and international conflicts  X
11 To prepare an orginal thesis/term project about Political Science and International Relations in accordance with scentific criteria  X
12 To design and carry out a scientific research project in the field of Political Science and International Relations  X
13 To have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of collecting, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations  X

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

 


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