European Institutions Online-Kurs

European Institutions Online-Kurs

Heute startet der erste Online-Kurs zum Thema „European Institutions“. In diesem Zuge möchten wir alle neuen Studierenden herzlich willkommen heißen und einen guten Start wünschen!

Prof. Axt war von 2001 bis 2016 Vizepräsident der Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, München. Er ist Gastprofessor am Europa-Institut der Universität des Saarlandes seit 2011; Mitglied des International Advisory Board der „Cyprus Review“, des Advisory Board des Turkish Institute for Security and Democracy (TISD), Washington D.C., des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats des Kölner Forums für Internationale Beziehungen und Sicherheitspolitik e.V. (KFIBS) und des Editorial Board von Südosteuropa, Journal of Politics and Society. Als Inhaber eines Jean Monnet-Lehrstuhls und Leiter der Jean Monnet-Forschungsgruppe trat er im Oktober 2012 in den Ruhestand.

 

M2-1: European Institutions

Policy making in the European Union differs distinctly from political processes in nation states. Students learn the peculiarity of new modes of governance which have been developed in the European Union. As the process of integration is an incremental development, emphasis will be put on historical aspects. As the European Union has developed step by step, the same holds true for relevant norms and values which were laid down in successive treaties. Another focus of the course is decision making in the European Union. It becomes evident which actors are relevant. As policy making differs from policy to policy the course will discuss some examples of policies which can be classified either as market building (e.g. Internal Market) or market correcting ones (e.g. Cohesion Policy). The course includes group discussions and a written examination.