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Academic Year 2004-2005

ECO 372/EPS 342

Economics of the European Union and Economies in Europe

Silvia Weyerbrock

This course studies the economies of current and prospective EU members and economic integration in Europe after 1945. It explores the political motivation for, and the economic implications of, the European Union’s moves towards deeper integration and enlargement. Topics include policy-making in the EU, adoption of common policies including European Monetary Union and the Euro and their implications for fiscal and labor market policies, problems raised by an EU enlargement for the EU and for the joining countries. The course also studies economic issues facing various member and applicant countries. National priorities and concerns have a strong impact on EU policy making. The course uses economic analysis to study policy issues. The relevant economic theory will be covered, together with recent applied work.


Woodrow Wilson School 593d

Political Economy of Monetary Unions

Peter B. Kenen

This course will assess the benefits and costs of monetary integration, ranging from unilateral dollarization to full-fledged monetary union. It will draw on the theoretical and empirical literature, as well as the experience of the euro-zone countries, other monetary unions, and dollarized countries in Latin America. It will ask whether trade integration requires monetary integration and whether monetary integration requires some form of political integration. It will also examine looser forms of monetary cooperation, such as those undertaken in East Asia.

Woodrow Wilson School 556E - Politics 590

Topics in International Relations: Politics & Foreign Policies of the European Union

Robert Hutchings and Andrew Moravcsik

This course examines the emerging role of a more united Europe as a political actor in world affairs. Topics include the evolution of the "European idea," the theory and practice of European integration, and the development of European foreign and security policies. The course also explores EU policies toward key regions like the postcommunist east and the EU's role in the UN and other multilateral organizations.

Woodrow Wilson School 487 - HLS487

Special Topics in Public Affairs: US-EU Relations and the Case of Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus

John B. Kiesling

The seminar will examine US-EU relations and the European Union enlargement process. It will use as case studies the entry of Greece to the EU, the impending accession of Cyprus, and the candidacy of Turkey. It will discuss multilateral conflict management (Cyprus), democracy-building in multi-ethnic traditional societies (Turkey), and the increased importance to local political and economic elites of Brussels rather than Washington (Greece).

Woodrow Wilson School 401 -S10

Migration and Security across European Borders (WWS401-S10_F2005)

Denis Galligan

Woodrow Wilson School 402G

Joining the Club: Preparing Poland for EU Membership (WWS402G_S2003)

Joshua Tucker

Sometime in the near future, the unthinkable will occur. The European Union (EU), conceived in the midst of a Cold War world that had brought an iron curtain down across the center of the continent, will expand to include members from the other side of that curtain. A century old dream of a unified, democratic Europe will come one step closer to reality. Behind the glory of “returning to Europe,” however, there are numerous difficult decisions for the new members with striking real world consequences. At the heart of all of them, however, lies a fundamental tension between two forces. On the one hand, the new members need to accede to the demands of membership, which means changing laws, policies, and rules within the boundaries of their own country. On the other hand, ruling parties within these countries still need to compete in democratic elections within their own countries, and thus can not lose the support of their own people. With membership in the EU comes access to new money, which of course means new winners and losers within the country. Moreover, the new members suddenly have a stake in the rules of the institution they are joining, as well as a strong desire to see the EU function efficiently but without ignoring the needs of the newest members. This task force, therefore, will prepare a policy proposal for one of those new member nations: Poland. The goal of the proposal will be to provide a blueprint for the Polish government in how best to navigate its new status as a member state of the EU. Individual chapters of the report will focus on the types of policy positions Poland should advocate for within the EU, how Poland should go about adopting various EU mandated policies within Poland, and how to build political support for these measures. Specific topics will include managing the adoption of EU agricultural policy (the “CAP”), border controls, structural readjustment funds, and ultimately monetary union, as well as policy positions on EU concerns such as constitutional reform of the EU, anti-trust competitiveness policies, and common foreign and security policies. Joshua A. Tucker is an Assistant Professor in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Politics.

Politics 587

Politics in Europe

Ezra Suleiman

A comparative examination of institutional development and democratic institutions in Europe. The course devotes particular attention to democratic transition in Eastern Europe and to the problems of democracy in the European Union.

Politics 509

States, Citizens, and Violence in 20th-Century European Political Thought (POL509_F2005)

Jan-Werner Mueller

This course is situated at the intersection of comparative politics, public law, and intellectual history. It examines how European political thinkers have conceived state-society relations in the age of `mass democracy¿. We ask whether the state, with its inherent capacity for violence, has been `tamed¿ during the twentieth century, and whether a disempowering of the state entails a loss of collective political agency. Particular attention is paid to the evolution of the national welfare-state, its critics from Hayek to Foucault, and models advanced to save it on a supranational level.

Politics 443 - HLS443

Seminar in International Relations: US-EU Relations on Europe's Southern Periphery

Neophytos Loizides

The seminar will examine the impact of the Euro-Atlantic relations on selected cases from Europe's Southern "periphery." We will specifically examine the role of western security institutions in the region, competing explanations for the collapse of Yugoslavia, the Kurdish uprising and its broader security implications, and finally conflict management in the European periphery (i.e. Kosovo, Cyprus, and Bosnia). Topics also include dilemmas over the EU candidancy bids of Turkey and the former Yugoslav republics, the recent accession of a divided Cyprus, and Greece's transformation within the EU compared with those of Ireland and Portugal.

Politics 373

Central and East European Politics (POL373_S2006)

Antoni Kaminski

This course is devoted to: 1) examination of different meanings of the term "Central and Eastern Europe" and their consequences for the scope of the analysis; 2) specificity of the process of historical formation of the region; 3) patterns of post-communist transition to a liberal democratic regime - democratic consolidation, privatization of economic assets, emergence of new societal structures; 4) internal and external determinants of regional politics: new lines of conflict and cooperation; 5) interests and patterns of engagement of regional actors in global politics. 

Politics 231

European Politics

Ezra Suleiman

This is an introductory course to European politics. The course offers an analysis of the foundations of democracy in European societies. Secondly, the course will deal with a few of the contemporary challenges that confront European societies today: the European Community, the nature of the welfare state, the decline of representative organizations like labor unions, the fall of the Berlin Wall. Examples to both aspects of the course will be drawn from the main European countries - France, Britain, Germany, Italy.

History 563

20th Century European History

Stephen Kotkin

This seminar examines the main historiographical and methodological issues of European history in the twentieth century. Topics include the conjuncture of the Great War, Italian fascism, Nazism, the Russian revolution and Stalinism, liberal and authoritarian welfare states, World War II, collaboration and resistance, the Holocaust and historical memory, decolonization, postwar American hegemony, postmodernism, and the fall of Communism.

History 554

Europe Since 1939

Harold James, Jan Gross

This seminar will examine the main historiographical and methodological issues of European history in the second half of the twentieth century. Topics include: the origins and course of the second world war; genocide; postwar reconstruction and the division of Europe; the social and cultural transformation of the postwar world; decolonization; the end of the Soviet bloc.

History 366

Germany since 1806

Harold James

This course sets German history in a comparative context of international politics, demonstrating how nationalism and national unity emerged as responses to the European state system in the first half of the 19th century, how after 1871 German problems in turn affected the world, and finally why after 1945 Germany should be so prominent in super-power politics. It examines the origin of the German Revolution of 1989, and the place of Germany in the global order.

History 365

Europe in the 20th Century

Anson Rabinbach

The course will explore problems of modernity in European society, culture, and politics from the First World War to the fall of communism in Russia and East Central Europe. Part I will consider: the impact of the Great War, the crisis of liberal ideas and institutions, the ascent of communism and fascism. Part II deals with: post World War II justice and reconstruction, the cultural, and political divisions of the Cold War, and the Central European revolutions of 1989.

EPS300 - Politics 384

European Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century (EPS300-POL384_S2005)

Harold James, Jan-Werner Mueller

The course aims to cover the critical developments of twentieth-century Europe and the consolidation of democracy in European countries. It will deal with the legacy of the two world wars, Nazism, Stalinism, the Cold War, the legacy of colonialism and decolonization, the birth and development of the European Community, the development of the welfare state, the problems confronting the European Union (immigration, enlargement, political institutions, military role), and the varieties of democratic institutions in Europe.

Economics 323

International Monetary Economics

Peter Kenen

This course studies the macroeconomics of open economies under various exchange-rate regimes. It examines the functioning of currency markets, how international linkages affect macroeconomic behavior and workings of monetary and fiscal policies, and the roles of investors and speculators in spot and forward currency markets. It reviews the evolution of the monetary system and studies current policy problems, including the global roles of the dollar, euro, and yen, the benefits and costs of European monetary union, currency and debt crises in emerging-market countries, the activities of the IMF, and proposals for reform of the monetary system.

Economics 353

International Monetary Economics

Helene Rey, Olivier Jeanne

This course studies the macroeconomics of open economies under various exchange-rate regimes. It examines the functioning of currency markets, how international linkages affect macroeconomic behavior and workings of monetary and fiscal policies, and the roles of investors and speculators in spot and forward currency markets. It reviews the evolution of the monetary system and studies current policy problems, including the global roles of the dollar, euro, and yen, the benefits and costs of European monetary union, currency and debt crises in emerging-market countries, the activities of the IMF, and proposals for reform of the monetary system.

Comparative Literature 353 - European Politics and Society 353

The Theatre of the New Europe (COM353-EPS353_F2004)

Bonnie Marranca

The current political crises brought on by the collapse of the Soviet Empire and expansion of the European Union has been exacerbated by the American articulation of an "old Europe" and "new Europe," bringing into sharp focus the socio-political history of the continent. The changing cultures of Europe in the post-1989 era are reflected in the new plays about immigration and attacks on foreigners, the Yugoslav war and its aftermath, nationalism and cultural myth, domestic life, and global media culture. This seminar brings together a wide selection of European drama, occasional visual arts references, and writings on politics and culture.

Woodrow Wilson School 551

Relations among Advanced Industrialized Societies

Instructor Pending

Examines the political economy of relations among the United States, Japan, and the European Union. Focus in on historical, economically grounded analysis of both the domestic institutional arrangements which produce foreign economic policy within individual nations, and the changing patterns of relations between these states, primarily in trade and monetary affairs, from World War II to the present.

Woodrow Wilson School 544

International Macroeconomics

Helene Rey

Examines issues in open economy macroeconomics and international finance. Topics include: exchange-rate determination and dynamics, macroeconomic policy under fixed and floating exchange rates, current account behavior, exchange-rate management and international policy coordination. Special attention is given to the analysis of the European Monetary system and the transition to the European Monetary Union. Prerequisite: 512c or instructor's permission.

Woodrow Wilson School 555D

Topics in International Relations: The U.S. Intervention in Iraq

(WWS555D_F2004) Eric Schwartz

Students will assess the rationales for the intervention in Iraq, and examine its impacts on law and practice relating to the use of force, and on the role of the United Nations. We will consider effects of U.S. policy in Europe and the Arab world; and on counter-terrorism efforts. We will explore in detail post-conflict issues, including public security, reconstruction, human rights and governance, and the political transition process.

Woodrow Wilson School 556A

Topics in International Relations: The Atlantic Partnership

Instructor: Mario Zucconi

Useless, vital, or taken for granted? Both in the US and in Europe opinions greatly diverge on the post-Cold War relevance of the Transatlantic relationship. In recent times, especially the quarrel over Iraq raised serious questions about that relevance and about the solidity of this long lasting partnership. We analyze elements of cohesion and divergence among the transatlantic partners, look at debate on the changing nature of power and its projection since the end of the Cold War. Finally, we draw conclusions about the present day relevance and productivity of that relationship.

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Cleveland Tower, Graduate College