d125109 Political Economy of Europe

CEVRO University
fall 2023
Extent and Intensity
24/0/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Martina Krásnická, Ph.D., LL.M. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Martina Krásnická, Ph.D., LL.M.
Department of Economics – Departments – President – CEVRO University
Tue 12:30–13:50 Učebna 204
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
d125109/cviceni: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course aims to present the past 70 years of European integration, as well as its current problems and future, as sources of interesting research questions for both economists and political scientists. It provides students with analytical tools through which they will be able to independently reflect on current issues of European integration. Critical and informed thinking about the EU is particularly important for citizens involved in public policy, especially at a time when European issues are subject to ideologically motivated simplifications on both sides.
  • Abstract of lectures:
  • 1.History of the European Integration
  • 2.The European Union as a supranational organisation
  • 3.EU and its legal basis
  • 4.EU Institutions
  • 5.EU Bodies
  • 6.EU decision making
  • 7.Internal and External Policies of the EU
  • 8.Customs union and internal market
  • 9.Optimum currency areas and Monetary Union
  • 10.Crises of Eurozone
  • 11.EU Trade Policy
  • 12.International and EU Environmental Policy
    required literature
  • Bradford, A. (2021). The Brussels Effect. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-0088-651
  • Webber, D. (2019). European Disintegration? Red Globe Press. ISBN: 978-1-137-52946-6
  • Baldwin, R., Wyplosz, Ch. (2022). The Economics of the European Integration. Seventh Edition. McGrawHill Education. ISBN: 978-152-6849-434
    recommended literature
  • Friedrich August von Hayek (1939). “The Economic Conditions of Interstate Federalism.” In Hayek (1948). Individualism and Economic Order, University of Chicago Press, pp. 255-272.
  • Jordan, A., Adelle, C. (2013). Environmental Policy in the EU. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-84971-468-6
Assessment methods
Completion of the subject is in the form of an exam. The exam will be in the form of a written test, the questions will be based on the thematic areas published at the beginning of the relevant semester on the school's Information System. ASSESSMENT: Grading will be based on the total score out of 50 points 5 points - presence in class 5 points - Quizzes, home assignments 35 points - test 5 points - oral exam Bonus points can be given (abstracts of interesting relevant (approved) texts, constructive classroom discussion) Final grade: (A) - 91-100% (45,5-50 points) (B) - 81-90%) (40,5-45 points) (C)- 71-80% (35,5-40 points) (D)- 61-70% (30,5-35 points) (E) - 51-60% (25,5-30 points)
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms fall 2016, fall 2017, fall 2018, fall 2019, spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, fall 2021, fall 2022.
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