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POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

CODE 107046
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8772 AMMINISTRAZIONE E POLITICHE PUBBLICHE (LM-63) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/06
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to make students understand the main historical turning points in the evolution of the European economic system, from the EEC to the EU, from the single currency to the Recovery Plan. The course will focus in particular on the main economic and social transformations experienced by the European Union over the last thirty years, analysing the EU's agricultural, industrial and monetary policies and the current role of the ECB up to the Covid-19 crisis and the Recovery Plan. Space will also be given to the analysis of the development of a European digital and energy agenda and on the EU's new fiscal and budgetary perspectives.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide knowledge and develop skills that will help students to: -understand the historical origins, through an adequate knowledge of the past, of the problems that the European Union has to face; -to orient themselves consciously in the problems of the contemporary international system and to make know how to make connections between historical facts; -to be aware of the challenges facing the European Union and to be able to critically evaluate the EU's responses to these challenges; - to find bibliographical and documentary sources, in particular digital ones and to be able to interpret them; - to draft and present papers on case studies related to the course.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, the student is able to:

        Know the main stages of the European integration process in historical, political and economic terms
        Identify and analyse the main sources on the topics covered in the course
        Develop critical judgement skills
        Develop analysis and critical insights into individual course topics
        Present personal research, using appropriate vocabulary
        Play roles in simulated meetings of the European institutions

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    Unless otherwise decided by the University, the course will be taught in a blended mode, with lectures. Attendance will be mandatory for group activities in the classroom. Attending students will be required to carry out personal and group research and to present it briefly. In order to participate in face-to-face lectures, students will have to follow the rules indicated from time to time on the University website and on the Department website.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

       

        -Post-World War II European crisis
        -International choices: UNRRA, FAO, IMF, Bretton Woods, UN, BIRD,
        Marshall Plan- OECE
        -EPU
        -Brussels Pact
        -Council of Europe
        -The Founding Fathers of Europe
        -ECSC
        -EDC
        -European Political Community
        -WEU
        -Treaties of Rome
        -CAP
        -Kennedy proposal for equal partnership
        -Kennedy Round, dollar crisis, non-convertibility of dollar to gold
        -Smithsonian Agreements
        -1970s context - Yom Kippur War
        -1969 Hague Conference
        -Werner Plan
        -Monetary snake - EMS - EMU
        -Direct elections to the European Parliament
        -Draft Treaty of European Union (Spinelli)
        -Single European Act
        -Treaty of Maastricht
        -Treaty of Nice, Laecken Convention, European Convention
       - Draft European Constitutional Treaty
        -Enlargements
        -Treaty of Lisbon
        -Towards Budgetary Union
        -Next Generation EU

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Attending students will be examined on: E. Calandri, M.E. Guasconi, R. Ranieri, Storia politica ed economica dell'integrazione europea, Napoli, Edises, 2015 and on three chapters (at their choice) of the volume: D. Preda (ed.), The History of the European Monetary Union: Comparing Strategies amidst Prospects for Integration and National Resistance, Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2017.

    Non attending students will be examined on: E. Calandri, M.E. Guasconi, R. Ranieri, Storia politica ed economica dell'integrazione europea, Napoli, Edises, 2015 and on D. Preda (ed.), The History of the European Monetary Union: Comparing Strategies amidst Prospects for Integration and National Resistance, Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2017.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (President)

    LUCA BARBAINI

    DANIELA PREDA (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II Semester

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination is oral and lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. Attending students will be examined on the paper presented during the course. For non-attending students, an in-depth study will be provided, to be chosen from the volumes indicated in the form and on aulaweb.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The Commission is appointed by the Council of Department and chaired by the course lecturers. Evaluation is based primarily on knowledge of the subject. Expository ability, the correct use of specialist vocabulary, and the ability to approach the topics studied during the course critically are also assessed.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    23/05/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale