Sem BQ/MA-EU: EU- Institutions and Decision Making / EU-Simulation

Univ-Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann

Kurzname: Sem EU

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Gültig für folgende vom Institut angebotenen Studiengänge:
- BA Politikwissenschaft (Aufbaumodul 1 und Praxismodul)
- MA EU (Modul 5 Advanced Political Science and Study Project: Politics in Europe)
- MA Empirische Demokratieforschung alte PO (Wahlmodul 7,8,9 und 10)
- MA Empirische Demokratieforschung neue PO Modul 7 Praxismodul
- MA PÖIB Modul 7 Praxismodul

++++This seminar will be held digitally: partly synchronously and partly asynchronously++++


“Multilevel Governance in the EU is the topic of the course. You will learn about the most important institutions - Commission, Council and Parliament - and their decision-making process in EU-multilevel governance.
As the core of the course, participants will simulate EU decision-making in Model EU Mainz (MEUM). Around 80 participants from all over Europe will come to Mainz for the simulation (July 05-8, 2017) of the ordinary legislative procedure. Participants will slip into the roles of national Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and Journalists. MEUM offers young Europeans the chance to get a first-hand insight into the workings of the complex political system that is the European Union. Starting point for the debate will be two proposals for legislation drafted by the European Commission. Participants, in their roles as MEPs and Ministers, will deliver speeches, work on amendments to the proposal texts and organize majorities in order to adopt their suggestions for changes to the legislation while Journalists will monitor and critically report on this political process.

Empfohlene Literatur

Background reading:
McCormick, John (2008), Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction, 4th Edition, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
(This is an accessible basic introduction)
Dinan, Desmond (2005), Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration, 3rd Edition, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, chapters 1-6.
(Perhaps the most widely read introductory book on European integration; a classic. Takes foremost a historical approach)
George, Stephen and Bache, Ian (2006), Politics in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Also a very good introduction)
Cini, Michelle and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan (ed.) (2010), European Union Politics, Third Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(Fine book, with many valuable chapter written by experts in the particular fields).
Wallace, Helen, Mark Pollack and Young, Alasdair (2010) (eds), Policy-Making in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(Excellent book; each chapter written by an expert in the particular policy area; somewhat more advanced than the above ones).


Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
13.04.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
20.04.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
27.04.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
04.05.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhr01 701 Seminarraum
1137 - Georg-Forster-Gebäude (Sowi)
11.05.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhr01 701 Seminarraum
1137 - Georg-Forster-Gebäude (Sowi)
18.05.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
25.05.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
01.06.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
08.06.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
15.06.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
22.06.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
29.06.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
06.07.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline
13.07.2021 (Dienstag)12.15 - 13.45 Uhronline

Semester: SoSe 2021