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KEUR 2185A - The EU in time of Crisis

Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 52

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None

Course Description

The process of European integration is currently undergoing its most acute multifaceted crisis (economic and financial crisis, rise of Euroscepticism, migration crisis, Brexit, internal and external threats). This is reflected in a decrease in trust and harmony among the main constituencies of the European Union, the Member States and its peoples. This is reflected more broadly in a profound distrust of Europeans towards the European Union institutional system. Yet, Europe remains our condition. European States and peoples are in a situation of increased economic, social, cultural, legal and political interdependence. So the challenge in this course is to get a sense of our changing European environment: How to deal with a form of increased interdependence within the European Union when there is no longer a deep sense of mutual membership? This will first require that we look backward to the efforts of the founders to build a space of supranational governance in Europe, reviewing its successes and failures. The main focus of the course will be on the current challenges facing the European Union.

Teachers

  • AZOULAI, Loïc (Professeur à l'Ecole de droit de Sciences Po)
  • ROZENBERG, Olivier C. (Chargé de recherche au Centre d'Etudes Européennes - Sciences Po)

Course validation

40 % by a written final exam ; 60 % through tutorat groups.

Required reading

A scientific paper by week through the tutorat class

Additional required reading

  • Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland, The political System of the European Union, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 (3rd edition)
  • Luuk Van Middelaar, The Passage to Europe, Yale University Press, 2013

Senior lecturers

  • AVRIL, Lola (Doctorante, CRPS Paris 1)
  • THOMAS, Anja (Teaching fellow)