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OCEU 2085 - THE ECONOMIC POLICY OF THE EU

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to understand the EU's responses to the systemic crisis of Western capitalism in the context of globalisation. Starting by recalling the logic and the features of market capitalism, the course surveys first the main developments of market-driven globalisation and eventually elicits the origins and the consequences of the Western economic crisis. Second, it emphasises the unique characteristics of the EU; the current two-speed Europe displays a mix of federal features (currency, trade and competition policies), intergovernmental procedures and sheer rivalry between Member States. And third, a special focus will be placed on the way the Eurozone is, at the same time, building up an ad hoc governance and consolidating a less egalitarian social model, relying on crises as a lever for change.

Teachers

DEFRAIGNE, Pierre (Secrétaire général)

Course validation

The students will be evaluated on the basis of the following assessment tools: Group work project (essay and presentation): 25% of the final mark ; An individual final written exam: 75% of the final mark.

Workload

Required readings.

Required reading

Please refer to the Syllabus