The course will be organised around physical meetings (including synchronous and asynchronous sequences where and when necessary) scheduled as follows: 4.11., 18.11., 25.11., 16.12., 20.1., 27.1. (always from 14-18h at LS 105)
Please take note that- for exceptional circumstances- the first meeting on 21.10. will be online/virtual (synchronous). More infos to follow (link to zoom meeting) during the first week of the academic semester.
For those students not listed as PM Master students please register for this course by sending me a message (firstname.lastname@example.org) - including the following infos: full name, student id number, discipline, semester.
In case of questions related to this course please find me during my virtual office hours via skype at michael_kaeding! You will find more infos related to the office hours here: https://www.uni-due.de/politik/kaeding/
In parallel the Jean Monnet chair organises regular events which you might want to find more about here: https://www.uni-due.de/politik/kaeding/termine_20.php
Also feel free to join us for the virtual IfP@UDE brown bag session (Mittagsforum/Institutskolloquium) for learning about ongoing research at the Institute: https://www.uni-due.de/imperia/md/content/politik/mittagsforum_08_20.pdf
No single book is exactly coterminous with the syllabus. But the following are useful background readings recommended for the preparation of the seminar:
- Best, E. (2016) Understanding EU Decision-Making, Wiesbaden: Springer
- Hix, S. and B. Hoyland (2011) The political system of the European Union, London: Palgrave
- Kaeding, M., J. Pollack and P. Schmidt (2018) The Future of Europe. Views from the Capitals, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- von Dermot, Hodson and John Peterson (2017) (eds.) The Institutions of the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Class discussion will be more interesting if we are all up-to-date on EU current events. In addition to the coverage in international and national newspapers, you might also find www.euractive.com and http://euobserver.com/ helpful.