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EU Politics, Law and Institutions

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course “EU Politics, Law and Institutions” provides comprehensive knowledge of the set-up and functioning of the European Union, its evolution as well as formal and informal ways of interaction between member states and institutions. In particular, it introduces main institutions and bodies of the EU, their structures and modes of operation; it examines the decision-making in the EU as well as ways of representing interests and influencing decision-making; it studies the judicial system of the EU; it analyses the documents, related to the functioning of various EU institutions and bodies. The course applies neoinstitutional theoretical approaches to the study of the EU institutions, bodies and decision-making procedures as well as makes use of legal analysis. As a result it creates a firm basis for further independent work of students with the EU's institutions, structures and decision-making processes.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The goal of the course “EU Politics, Law and Institutions” is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the set-up and functioning of the European Union, its evolution as well as formal and informal ways of interaction between member states and institutions.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Analyzes the composition and the way of formation of the European Commission and the principles of its operation.
  • Analyzes the main principles applicable to the EU.
  • Analyzes the origin of the concept of Europeanisation and plurality of its meaning
  • Analyzes the plurality of interests, affected by legislative changes of the European Union.
  • Analyzes the problems and perspectives of flexible cooperation and its application.
  • Analyzes the role of the EU judicial system in the history of European integration.
  • Analyzes the two-pillar structure of EU external relations and assess its coordination
  • Assesses the changes in the management of the euro-zone after the financial crisis of 2008
  • Assesses the direct and indirect challenge of EU acts.
  • Assesses the direct effects as the essential qualities of EU law
  • Assesses the directives as a source of EU law and its unique properties and their examples.
  • Assesses the European Court of Justice and its role in the construction of the single legal system.
  • Assesses the evolution of cooperation in the field of justice and home affairs.
  • Assesses the evolution of the institution and the effects of its reforms.
  • Assesses the possible problems and perspectives of the EU.
  • Assesses the role of the European Council in the management of the EU: theory and practice.
  • Assesses the significance and functions of the references for preliminary ruling procedure.
  • Characterizes the structure of EU law and the founding treaties as a constitutive basis of the EU.
  • Defines neoinstitutionalism as the key paradigm.
  • Defines the basic concept of realism and its branches
  • Defines the concept of EU and state policy of EU member states and their preferences
  • Defines the functional nature and the main principles of EU
  • Defines the functions of the European Parliament
  • Defines the main Instruments of the ESCB and its functions.
  • Defines the main reasons for creation of the European Investment Bank, its organization and main functions.
  • Defines the main steps of the history of the Court of Auditors of the EU and the EU's Anti-Fraud Office and their main functions.
  • Distinguishes the evolution of the budgetary procedure: institutional aspects, from intergovernmental to communitarian type of decision-making.
  • Distinguishes the main reasons and history of independent agencies in the world and in the EU
  • Measures the main functions of Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions and their main principles.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. How does the EU work? A System Approach
  • States and their interests: internal political preferences and their rationale
  • Neoinstitutionaism in studying EU bodies and procedures
  • Problems of integration, europeanisation and transnationalisation of political process
  • The EU's nature and key competences. Principles regulating the relations between EU institutions and member-states
  • Inter-Institutional Relations
  • European Council
  • European Commission
  • European Parliament
  • Council of the European Union
  • EU Judicial System
  • Other Bodies of Control: Court of Auditors, OLAF, Ombudsman
  • Economic and Social Committee. Committee of Regions. Multi-Level Governance
  • European Investment Bank
  • EU Agencies and Network Governance
  • EU law subject matter, essential qualities of EU Law (primacy, direct effect, direct applicability)
  • Structure and sources of EU Law. Significance of the Lisbon Treaty
  • Law-Making in the EU and the Problem of Interest Representation
  • Direct effect of directives
  • EU Budget Procedure and Financial Planning. Inter-Institutional Agreements
  • Macroeconomic Coordination and the Problem of Soft Integration
  • Economic and Monetary Union: Institutions and Decision-Making
  • EU External Relations: Decision-Making
  • The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Decision-Making
  • Delegated and Implementing Acts
  • Direct challenge of EU acts
  • Indirect challenge of EU acts. Reference for preliminary ruling procedure.
  • Flexible / Enhanced Integration: Advantages and Problems
  • The Future of the European Union
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Эссе
  • non-blocking Экзамен
    Экзамен проводится в письменной форме с использованием асинхронного прокторинга на платформе LMS (http://lms.hse.ru). К экзамену необходимо подключиться за 15 минут до начала, чтобы авторизоваться и пройти проверку компьютера на платформе Экзамус. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям, сформулированные здесь https://elearning.hse.ru/data/2020/05/07/1544135594/Технические%20требования%20к%20ПК%20студента.pdf. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: консультироваться с любыми другими лицами непосредственно или с использованием любых технических средств (в т.ч. компьютера, телефона, смартфона, айпеда, нетбука, в т.ч. через звонки, социальные сети, мессенджеры), пользоваться информационной сетью Интернет для поиска информации для ответов, пользоваться любыми средствами, в т.ч. конспектами и обязательной литературой во время первой части экзамена, отлучаться во время написания любой части. Во время экзамена студентам разрешено: пользоваться своими записями и файлами обязательной литературы во время второй и третьей частей экзамена, отлучаться от компьютера в перерывах между частями экзамена. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается 30 секунд при условии ее возникновения не чаще 1 раза в 30 минут. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается временной период, превышающий 30 секунд в каждые 30 минут. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи, проходит в рамках регулярной пересдачи в сентябре с.г. или в иные сроки дополнительной сессии, установленной правилами НИУ ВШЭ..
  • non-blocking Работа на семинаре
  • non-blocking Презентация
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.12 * Презентация + 0.18 * Работа на семинаре + 0.6 * Экзамен + 0.1 * Эссе
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • The institutions of the European Union / ed. by John Peterson and Michael Shackleton. (2012). Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.36716891X
  • Европейское право. Право Европейского Союза и прав. обеспеч. защиты прав человека: Учебник / Рук. авт. колл. и отв. ред. Л.М.Энтин - 3 изд., пересмотр. и доп. - М.: Норма: НИЦ Инфра-М, 2012-960с.: 60x90 1/16.(п) ISBN 978-5-91768-309-6 - Режим доступа: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/368071
  • Право Европейского Союза и практика Суда Европейского Союза : учеб. пособие, Энтин, К. В., 2015
  • Право Европейского Союза и практика Суда Европейского Союза: Учебное пособие / Энтин К.В. - М.:Юр.Норма, НИЦ ИНФРА-М, 2015. - 240 с.: 60x90 1/16 (Обложка) ISBN 978-5-91768-544-1 - Режим доступа: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/478768

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Европейское право. Отрасли права Европейского Союза и Евразийского экономического союза : учебник / рук. авт. кол. и отв. ред. Л. М. Энтин, М. Л. Энтин. — Москва : Норма : ИНФРА-М, 2020.-416с. - Текст : электронный. - URL: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/1055870