Politici funcționale europene - RISE3
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Aims and scope:
The general aims of the course is to provide a detailed and critical understanding of what European Union does in the different policy fields, to channel this knowledge through the wider context of economics and public policy analysis, and to enable students to develop analytical and theoretical skills that serve as foundations for higher degrees or can be transferred directly into non-academic careers. Seminar questions and discussions will encourage students to develop practical skills such the ability to research independently, to summarise and elucidate an issue in public, and to provide and receive peer review. More specifically, the learning objectives are three-fold: 1. DESCRIPTIVE: To provide a detailed account of what the EU does in the different policy fields, from the single market and other economic policies to social and foreign policies, and the central issues at stake in this critical stage in the development of the EU. 2. THEORETICAL/ANALYTICAL: To locate this empirical information within the student’s understanding and use of general theoretical explanations in economics and public policy analysis. Among other things, these theories help us explain: Why is it so difficult to keep inflation at a desirable level for all Euro-zone members? Why do so many member states have excessive deficits? Why is food more expensive in the EU than in the US? Why does EU regional policy have so many objectives? Why does the EU own resource system have so many correction mechanisms? Why does the EU social fund give post-doctoral scholarships in countries with high poverty levels? Why are EU trade agreements such as CETA so controversial? Why is it so difficult to agree common economic sanctions to Saudi Arabia? 3. CRITICAL/NORMATIVE: To develop a critical/normative approach to many of the questions facing Europe’s leaders and citizens in the next decade. E.g. Should Romania join the Eurozone? Should the stability and Growth Pact be made stricter or more flexible? Is East-West labour migration a good thing? Is EU competition policy too restrictive on European champions? Should the EU further expand to countries such as Ukraine or Moldova? Should there be an EU army?
1. Europeismul științific: Uniunea Europeană și metoda științifică. 2. Instituții și procesul decizional. 3. Piața unică: teoria, practica și impactul economic. 4. Politica socială: mobilitatea muncii la cetațenia UE. 5. Uniunea Economică și Monetară: teoria, evoluția și modul de funcționare. 6. Politicile pieței unice: politica concurenței, industrială și de competițivitate, armonizarea fiscală, transport, energie, mediu, pescuit. 7. Recapitulare. 8. Bugetul UE. 9. Politica agricolă comună: teoria, practica și impactul. 10. Politica regională: teoria, practica și impactul. 11. Politicile interne: imigrație, azil, spațiul Schengen, drepturile cetățenești, justiție. 12. Relațiile externe și afacerile internaționale: politica de comerț extern, politica de dezvoltare, politica externă și de securitate comună. 13. Extinderea și restrângerea Uniunii: teoria, evoluția, Brexit. 14. Recapitulare.
El-Agraa, A. (2015) The European Union Illuminated: Its Nature, Importance and Future. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapters 4-6; El-Agraa, A.M. (2011) The European Union: economics and policies, Ninth edition. Cambridge University Press. Chapters 6-25; European Parliament EU Fact Sheets; Hix, S. and B. Hoyland (2011) The Political System of the European Union, 3rd edition. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapters 8-12; Wallace, H., M.A. Pollack, and A.R. Young (eds) (2014) Policy-Making in the European Union, Seventh edition. Oxford University Press; Artis, M., and Nixson, F. (2007) The Economics of the European Union: Policy and Analysis. Oxford University Press.