ASTK18260U CANCELLED - European Union: Actorness towards Central and East European and Western Balkans
Bachelor student (2012 programme curriculum): 10 ECTS
Bachelor student (2017 programme curriculum): 7.5 ECTS
Master student: 7.5 ECTS
Course description: (themes by weeks):
1. EU foreign policy via Theories of IR and Foreign Policy Analysis
2. Approaches to EU actorness within theories of European integration; actorness, Europeanization of national foreign policies, external governance
3. EU actorness towards CEE – application of Copenhagen criteria and political conditionality in accession process
4. EU actorness towards Western Balkans – application of Copenhagen criteria and political conditionality in accession process
5. Problems of EU actorness’ effects in CEE and Western Balkans; capabilities (instruments, policy coherence and consistency)
6. Problems of EU actorness’ effects in CEE and Western Balkans; opportunities (transition and post-conflict regions, global challenges like crises and rising powers)
7. Problems of EU actorness’ effects in CEE and Western Balkans; presence (EU internal legitimacy, enlargement fatigue, EU normative power, perception of political will)
- Student comprehends the phenomenon of EU actorness in CEE and Western Balkans.
- Student differentiates between theories of International Relations and European Integration applied to EU actorness.
- Student understands historical and current political reality in CEE and Western Balkans.
- Ability to link theory to empirical reality, individual empirical research, oral presentation of researched empirical findings, pro-et-contra debating
Student applies approaches to EU actorness to the cases of CEE and in Western Balkans regions and performs an independent analysis of elements of EU actorness’ effects.
Student compares, summarizes and critically evaluates findings on EU actorness from the perspective of the EU as a foreign policy subject and the CEE and Western Balkans as foreign policy objects.
Chosen chapters from:
1. Bretherton, Charlotte and John Vogler. 2006. The European Union as a Global Actor. London and New York: Routledge.
2. Džankić, Jelena, Soeren Keil and Marko Kmezić, eds. 2019. The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: a failure of EU conditionality? Cham: Springer Nature. cop.
3. Lavenex, Sandra and Frank Schimmelfenning, eds. 2010. EU External Governance: Projecting EU Rules beyond Membership. Oxon and New York: Routledge.
4. Wong, Reuben and Christopher Hill, eds. 2011. National and European Foreign Policies towards Europeanization. Oxon and New York: Routledge.
5. Additional material based on scientific articles tba.
Problem-based learning, lectures, individual research work and seminar-based debate in class.
- Class Instruction
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- PortfolioPortfolio exam
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- For the semester in which the course takes place: Free written assignment
- For the following semesters: Free written assignment
Criteria for exam assesment
- Grade 12 is given for an outstanding performance: the student lives up to the course's goal description in an independent and convincing manner with no or few and minor shortcomings
- Grade 7 is given for a good performance: the student is confidently able to live up to the goal description, albeit with several shortcomings
- Grade 02 is given for an adequate performance: the minimum acceptable performance in which the student is only able to live up to the goal description in an insecure and incomplete manner