Questions for Week 13 –
covering internal and external security as well.
can we conceptualize the EU? What does it consists of? How does it differ from
the nation state? And from an international organization?
do federalism and the EU compare?
is a state centric view of the EU?
is multi-level governance?
is a rich definition of sovereignty, intergovernmentalism,
is the new version of neofunctionalism? Can you think
of any scholars who have used this approach? And how do they apply this approach
to study the relaunching of the European integration?
7. What is the
new version of intergovernmentalism? How does it
differ from neofunctionalism in explaining the relaunching of European integration?
8. What is new
institutionalism and when would it be appropriate to apply this theory to the
study of the EU?
9. How does
policy network approaches differ from new institutionalism?
Questions for Week 12 –
I will be
covering Structural Funds & Enlargement issues
- How did the last round of enlargement
differ from previous enlargements?
- What is the CEEC?
- What is the issue about Turkey?
- Why was the EU willing to take on 10
more member states?
- What were some of the costs or
drawbacks of enlargement?
- How does the process of enlargement
- What is widening and what is
deepening and how do they relate?
- What were some of the central developments
that contributed to the fall of Communist states?
- What happened to Communist parties?
What is a centrally planned economy and why did they collapse?
- How would you describe the transition
from centrally planned to market economies?
- How did the end of the Cold War
and the EU?
Questions for Week 11
that we will still be examining monetary integration and cohesion/structural funds.
We will definitely not cover pages 442-62. You can skip reading those pages for
- What is the size of
the EU budget in relation to its member states?
- Why did the EU
suffer from budgetary crises? How were they resolved? And what is the
situation at present?
- What are the sources
of income for the EU? And where does it money go? Which item is the
largest allocation? And why?
- What are compulsory
- What is the
respective role of each institution in the budgetary process?
- What are the main
features of the budgetary process? And how does it differ from other
policy making processes in the EU?
- How would you
describe EU external trade policy?
- What is the WTO?
- What are association
- How does the Commission
reach a position on international trade?
- How would you
describe the emergence of an European foreign
security defense policy? What have been the main obstacles?
12.What are the key elements of CFSP?
13. Why is CFSP underdeveloped?
14.What was the breakthrough
of St Malo?
15.How are CFSP objectives
supposed to be achieved?
16.But what role does NATO
play in obstructing further development of CFSP?
17.What institutions are
involved in policy making under the CFSP pillar?
18.What role does the
19.In what fashion does the
EU provide development assistance?
20.What is the Lome Convention?
21.What is ACP?
Questions for Week 10
are the sources for EU law
- What are
the differences between regulations, directives, decisions, and
recommendations, and opinions?
would you describe content of EU law?
is meant by primacy? And what is meant by direct effect?
are the procedures in the Court?
- What type of questions are brought before the court?
has been the impact and influence of the ECJ?
is the relationship between treaty and policy initiatives?
- What are
the main features/pillars of the SEM and describe the tools used by the
Commission to push forward the SEM.
is the ERM/EMS and how does it relate to EMU?
is the evolution of Justice and Home Affairs?
12. What are the characteristics of EU policies?
- How would you describe Europe
in 1950? How does it differ from Europe
in 2004? How did it differ from the US in 1950?
- What changes took place in the 1970s and onward?
Of the trends described which one/s is/are most significant?
- What drove economic growth and prosperity
- What were some of the institutional innovation
to secure sustained growth?
- What is Keynesian demand stimulus?
- What is corporatism?
- What is inflation?
- What is the snake?
- What is Ostpolitik?
- What is détente?
- What were the consequences of the dual track
- What is deepening?