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Theories of European Integration by prof. Philipp Genschel

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  • Mon 14 Jan 2019 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-01-14 17:00 2019-01-14 19:00 Europe/Paris Theories of European Integration by prof. Philipp Genschel

In this seminar, we will (re-)read some of the classic texts of integration theory and apply them to the analysis of the recent crises of the integration project. The focus will be on three broad streams of thought: functionalist approaches (neo-functionalism and intergovernmentalism), institutionalist approaches and ideational approaches. The purpose of the exercise is twofold. On the one hand, the seminar familiarizes students with main intellectual traditions of integration theory. What are the basic assumptions? What are the key mechanisms? Where are similarities and differences? What do they contribute to the understanding of recent developments in EU integration? The goal here is to provide students with the background knowledge to teach integration theory and to draft the literature section of their PhD theses. On the other hand, the seminar aims to help students improve the research question and research design of their PhD projects. The purpose here is to interrogate students’ projects from the perspective of different integration theories. Which research question would different theories suggest? What empirical implications do they hold for the empirical case (or cases) under investigation? How can these implications be measured and assessed?

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

In this seminar, we will (re-)read some of the classic texts of integration theory and apply them to the analysis of the recent crises of the integration project. The focus will be on three broad streams of thought: functionalist approaches (neo-functionalism and intergovernmentalism), institutionalist approaches and ideational approaches. The purpose of the exercise is twofold. On the one hand, the seminar familiarizes students with main intellectual traditions of integration theory. What are the basic assumptions? What are the key mechanisms? Where are similarities and differences? What do they contribute to the understanding of recent developments in EU integration? The goal here is to provide students with the background knowledge to teach integration theory and to draft the literature section of their PhD theses. On the other hand, the seminar aims to help students improve the research question and research design of their PhD projects. The purpose here is to interrogate students’ projects from the perspective of different integration theories. Which research question would different theories suggest? What empirical implications do they hold for the empirical case (or cases) under investigation? How can these implications be measured and assessed?


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Contact:
Adele Ines Battistini (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Philipp Genschel (EUI - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)

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