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2022 Module Reading List for PIED 2301 Politics and Policy in the EU

Politics and Policy in the EU, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr. Dannreuther
ipicd@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

 Reading

Text books

There are many others on the market, most of which are great to read, cover the module well and most have online support including sections on BREXIT. They should be available in Blackwells.  I have also requested online text books for you to refer to:

The reading for each week will rely on you reading relevant sections from one of these and supplementing the text book with an article. It does not matter too much which of the above text books you use but the choice is there in case to offer you different styles of writing and to ensure all the topics are available in the text books.

If you want to buy a text book, it’s a great idea but they are not cheap!  If you find others you prefer and I can get them online please let Charlie know

WWW sources

We will use the www.europa.eu website a lot throughout the module. Other sources of useful information include:

EU ABC http://en.euabc.com/

UACES http://www.uaces.org/

EP office in London http://www.europarl.org.uk/view/en/index.html

Commission office in London http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/

EU Observer for newstories http://euobserver.com/

Agence Europe is a long running publication on the EU http://www.agenceurope.com/EN/index.html  

Politico.EU https://politico.eu.com

Journals

With the growth of interest in the EU there has also been an increase in journals. Journals are excellent for giving precise information and insights into specific issues such as trends in institutional behaviour or core concepts and therefore will help you to organise your thoughts. You should familiarise yourself with them not only because they may be addressing the issues you are concerned with but also because they provide more rigorous analysis and data than many of your text books.

Journal of Common Market Studies.

Journal of European Public Policy.

Comparative European Politics

European Union Politics.

West European Politics.

European Journal Of Political Research.

International organization.

European Journal Of International Relations.

British Journal of Politics and International Relations

International Affairs

Your reading list is your responsibility!!

It is really important that you build your research skills throughout your degree. The first skill you need is to be able to find good quality articles, books and primary material to read. You will have been shown how to do this in the first year and can look here for a refresher:

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/finding-articles/

You will find some required reading for each week and also some indicative articles. But you are also expected to find your own. You need to do this to develop essential research skills that will serve you throughout the module, your degree and later life.

Coursera

Some of you might want to sign up for this course

https://www.coursera.org/course/europe

Lecture and Seminar Plan

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Week One Beginning 24/1/22

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Seminar topics: Introduction to the politics and policies of the EU

Required Reading:

  • CHOOSE A TEXT BOOK and get to know it
  • Find the EUROPA.EU website

Week Two Beginning 31/1/22 

Seminar: history and the meaning of community in European integration

  1. What are the motives for European integration and to what degree have they changed?
  2. How is supranationalism different to intergovernmental integration?
  3. Has enlargement accelerated or delayed integration?
  4. How does the EU deal with a crisis?
  5. Give examples of integrative and disintegrative events in European integration

Please choose one of the online text books and read the section on the history of the EU  

 Then read one of these:  

  • Sandholtz, W., & Zysman, J. (1989). 1992: Recasting the European Bargain. World Politics,42(1), 95-128. doi:10.2307/2010572  
  • Bhambra, G.K., 2017. The current crisis of Europe: Refugees, colonialism, and the limits of cosmopolitanism. European Law Journal23(5), pp.395-405.  
  • Middelaar, Luuk. "The Return of Politics–The European Union after the crises in the eurozone and Ukraine." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies (2015).  
  • Karagiannis, Yannis. "The Origins of the Common Market: Political Economy vs. Hagiography." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 54.2 (2016): 233-248.  

For a new more critical interpretation that criticises many of the assumptions of the standard EU history try:

If you can get to the library you might find these chapters helpful in Ian Bache, Simon Bulmer, Stephen George, and Owen Parker 2015 Politics in the EU OUP 4th ed:

Ch 5: From the End of the War to the Schuman Plan (the late 1940s to the early 1950s) Ch 6: The 'Other' European Communities and the Origins of the EEC (the early 1950s to the 1960s) Ch 7: The First Years of the European Economic Community (the 1960s and into the 1970s) Ch 8: The Revival of European Integration (the mid-1970s to the late 1980s) Ch 9: Maastricht and Amsterdam (the late 1980s to the late 1990s) Ch 10: From Amsterdam to Lisbon (2000-2009) Ch 11: The EU in Crisis (2009-)

Or here are some other pieces you can get online, if you want to read more.

  • Armingeon, K., 2020. Fiscal solidarity: The conditional role of political knowledge. European Union Politics, p.1465116520967752.
  • S. S Andersen and N. Sitter (2006) 'Differentiated Integration: What is it and How Much Can the EU Accommodate? ', Journal of European Integration 28/4: 313 – 330.
  • M. Cremona (2003) The enlargement of the European Union Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press
  • T. Jaeger (2002), 'Enhanced Cooperation in the Treaty of Nice and Flexibility in the Common Foreign and Security Policy', European Foreign Policy Review 7/3: 297-316. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE
  • J-E de Neve (2007) 'The European Onion? How Differentiated Integration is Reshaping the EU', Journal of European Integration , 29/4, 503 - 521
  • T. Haughton & D. Malová (2007) Emerging Patterns of EU Membership: Drawing Lessons from Slovakia's First Two Years as a Member State, Politics 27/2: 69–75.

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Week Three Beginning 7/2/22

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Seminar:  How are supranational politics conducted in the EU?

 Seminar topics:

  1. What does supranational mean in practice?
  2. Which EU institutions are ascribed supranational characteristics and why?
  3. How supranational are they in how they work?
  4. What relevance does supra nationalism have today?

 Required Reading:

 Please choose chapters from you preferred online text book (see page 5) on the institutions discussed in the lecture ie the European Commission, European Parliament and Court of Justice:

 The Journal of Common Market Studies publishes annual reviews of developments in the main institutions in the EU which you can refer to for updates. But there are also lots of other interesting debates such as these interesting ones. Don’t feel obliged, but dip in if you fancy!  

 Beneath are some classic articles on these institutions:

 On the Commission:

  • Hooghe, L. 1999. "Supranational activists or intergovernmental agents? Explaining the orientations of senior commission officials toward European integration." Comparative Political Studies 32 (4):435-63.
  • ———. 2000. "Euro-socialists or euro-marketeers? EU top officials on capitalism." Journal of Politics 62 (2):430-54.
  • ———. 2005. "Several roads lead to international norms, but few via international socialization: A case study of the European Commission." International Organization 59 (4):861-98.
  • Trondal, Jarle. 2007. "Is the european commission a 'Hothouse' for supranationalism? Exploring actor-level supranationalism." Jcms-Journal of Common Market Studies 45 (5):1111-33.
  • Trondal, Jarle, Caspar Van den Berg, and Semin Suvarierol. 2008. "The compound machinery of government: The case of seconded officials in the European commission." Governance-an International Journal of Policy Administration and Institutions 21 (2):253-74.

On the Parliament

  • S. Hix & Kreppel, A (2003) 'From Grand Coalition to Left-Right Confrontation: Explaining the Shifting Structure of Party Competition in the European Parliament.' Comparative political studies 36/1/2: 75-96.
  • S. Hix, Amie Kreppel and Abdul Noury (2003) 'The Party System in the European Parliament: Collusive or Competitive? ', Journal of Common Market Studies. 41/2: 309- 331
  • Goetze, Stefan. 2009 “A matter of habit? The sociological foundations of empowering the European Parliament” Comparative European politics., v. 8 no. 1, pp. 37- 54

 On the European Court of Justice

  • Hong, Quoc Loc. 2010. "Constitutional Review in the Mega-Leviathan: A Democratic Foundation for the European Court of Justice." European Law Journal 16 (6):695-716.
  • Neyer, Juergen. 2010. "Justice, Not Democracy: Legitimacy in the European Union." Journal of Common Market Studies 48 (4):903-21.

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Week Four Beginning 14/2/22

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Seminar: Intergovernmentalism in practice: Role-playing QMV

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How does the Council system work to encourage agreement?

  1. Does Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) signal a loss of national control?
  2. How have QMV and enlargement shifted the power of individual Member States in the Council?

 Required Reading:

Please read chapters on the European Council, Counil of Ministers and COREPER in your favourite text book

AND

 PLEASE NOTE - This seminar is different than usual as we turn you all into the Council of Ministers so you can act out the ‘intergovernmental bargain’ or explore the wonders of agenda setting. For clever insights into strategies in the Council (that will help you win the game!) have a look at these articles beneath:

  • Alexandrova, Petya, and Arco Timmermans. 2013. “National interest versus the common good: The Presidency in European Council agenda setting.” European Journal of Political Research 52 (3):316-38.
  • Tallberg, Jonas. 2008. “Bargaining power in the European Council.” Journal of Common Market Studies 46 (3):685-708
  • Alexandrova, Petya, Marcello Carammia, and Arco Timmermans. 2012. “Policy Punctuations and Issue Diversity on the European Council Agenda.” Policy Studies Journal 40 (1):68-88.
  • Arregui, J., F. Stokman, and R. Thomson. 2004. “Bargaining in the European Union and shifts in actors’ policy positions.” European Union Politics 5 (1):47-72.
  • Bailer, Stefanie. 2010. “What factors determine bargaining power and success in EU negotiations?” Journal of European Public Policy 17 (5):743-57.
  • Batory, Agnes & Uwe Puetter (2013): Consistency and diversity? The EU’s rotating trio Council Presidency after the Lisbon Treaty, Journal of European public policy., 20:1, 95-112
  • Bickerton, Christopher J., Dermot Hodson, and Uwe Puetter. "The new intergovernmentalism: European integration in the post‐Maastricht era." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 53.4 (2015): 703-722.
  • Dawson, Mark, and Floris de Witte. 2013. “Constitutional Balance in the EU after the Euro-Crisis.” Modern Law Review 76 (5):817-44.
  • de Waele, Henri. 2013. “The Changing Role of the European Council in the Institutional Framework of the European Union. Consequences for the European Integration Process.” Common Market Law Review 50 (1):294-6.
  • Egeberg, M. 1999. “Transcending intergovernmentalism? Identity and role perceptions of national officials in EU decision-making.” Journal of European Public Policy 6 (3):456-74.
  • Golub, Jonathan (2012): How the European Union does not work: national bargaining success in the Council of Ministers, Journal of European public policy., 19:9, 1294-1315
  • Hodson, D., and I. Maher. 2001. “The open method as a new mode of governance: The case of soft economic policy co-ordination.” Journal of Common Market Studies 39 (4):719-46.
  • Howorth, Jolyon. 2010. “The EU as a Global Actor: Grand Strategy for a Global Grand Bargain?” Journal of Common Market Studies 48 (3):455-74.
  • Naurin, Daniel (2010). Most Common When Least Important: Deliberation in the European Union Council of Ministers. British journal of political science., 40, 1, pp 31-50
  • Puetter, Uwe (2012) Europe’s deliberative intergovernmentalism: the role of the Council and European Council in EU economic governance, Journal of European public policy., 19:2, 161-178
  • Tallberg, Jonas. 2008. “Bargaining power in the European Council.” Journal of Common Market Studies 46 (3):685-708.

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Week Five Beginning 21/2/22

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Seminar: Is there a theory of European integration? Should there be one?

  1. Should there be A theory of European integration?
  2. What is ‘spillover’ and what does it claim to explain? Does it do this well?
  3. Compare two of the following approaches : –Neo-functionalism –Liberal Intergovernmentalism –Multi-level Governance –Comparative Politics. What assumptions does each make of the EU and how does this lead to divergent interpretations of the EU's institutions and their activities?

Required Reading:

You can read from your favourite text books for this but the original articles (beneath) are far better! 

  • Follesdal, Andreas and Simon Hix, 2006 “Why is There a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik” Journal of Common Market Studies 44, 3. pp. 533–62  
  • Ian Manners and Richard Whitman 2016 “Another Theory is Possible: Dissident Voices in Theorizing Europe”. JCMS Special Issue January 2016 Volume 54, Issue 1 Pages 3–212  
  • Moravcsik, Andrew 1993 “Preferences and Power in the European Community: A Liberal Intergovernmentalist Approach” Journal of Common Market Studies 31, 4, pp. 473-524.  

Plus choose 1 of these beneath:

  • Tranholm-Mikkelsen, J. (1991) ‘ Neo-functionalism : obstinate or obsolete? A reappraisal in the light of new dynamism of the EC ’, Millennium., 20 (1), pp.1-20.
  • Manners, Ian. "European Union ‘normative power’ and the security challenge."European security 15, no. 4 (2006): 405-421.
  • Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks (2009). A Postfunctionalist Theory of European Integration: From Permissive Consensus to Constraining Dissensus. British Journal of Political Science, 39, pp 1-23
  • Kinnvall, Catarina. "The Postcolonial has Moved into Europe: Bordering, Security and Ethno‐Cultural Belonging." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies54.1 (2016): 152-168

On intergovernmental approaches

  • Hoffmann, S., 1966. Obstinate or obsolete? The fate of the nation-state and the case of Western Europe. Daedalus, pp.862-915.
  • Bickerton, Christopher J., Dermot Hodson, and Uwe Puetter. "The new intergovernmentalism: European integration in the post‐Maastricht era." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 53.4 (2015): 703-722.
  • Naurin, Daniel. 2018"Liberal Intergovernmentalism in the Councils of the EU: A Baseline Theory?."JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 56, no. 7: 1526-1543.

On neo functionalist approaches

On comparative politics approaches

  • Dawson, Mark, and Floris de Witte. 2013. "Constitutional Balance in the EU after the Euro-Crisis." Modern Law Review 76 (5):817-44.
  • Marks, G. et al. (1996) ‘European Integration from the 1980s: State-Centric v. Multilevel Governance’, Journal of Common Market Studies., 34 (3), pp. 341-78.
  • Hix, S (1994) ‘The Study of the European Community: The Challenge to Comparative Politics’, West European politics. 17(1) 1-30.

‘Critical’ approaches include:

  • Kinnvall, Catarina. "The Postcolonial has Moved into Europe: Bordering, Security and Ethno‐Cultural Belonging." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies54.1 (2016): 152-168
  • Ian Manners and Richard Whitman 2016 “Another Theory is Possible: Dissident Voices in Theorizing Europe”. JCMS Special Issue January 2016 Volume 54, Issue 1 Pages 3–212

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Week Six Beginning 28/2/22 READING WEEK

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No classes or lectures

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DO YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW?

Please see ASSESSMENT PAGE for more information

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Week Seven Beginning 7/3/22

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Seminar: Representation and legislation in the EU

Seminar topics:

  1. What are the different types and levels of decision-making in the EU?
  2. Does the Commission still control the agenda?
  3. What is the second order election thesis and what are its implications for the EU?
  4. How well can understanding decision-making help us to understand the integration process?

Required Reading from your favourite text book:

  • Lucy Kinski (2016): Whom to represent? National parliamentary representation during the eurozone crisis, Journal of European Public Policy, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2016.1253764  
  • Simona Piattoni (2013) Representation as delegation: a basis for EU democracy?, Journal of European Public Policy, 20:2, 224-242,  
  • Lord, Christopher and Pollak, Johannes(2010) 'Representation and Accountability: Communicating Tubes? ', West European Politics, 33: 5, 968 — 988 
  • Daniel Mügge (2011) Limits of legitimacy and the primacy of politics in financial governance, Review of International Political Economy, 18:1, 52-74, DOI: 10.1080/09692290903025162  

Or explore the input processes from your two favourite text books 

Plus two from

  • Adriana Bunea (2019) Regulating European Union lobbying: in whose interest?, Journal of European Public Policy, 26:11, 1579-1599, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2018.1539115
  • Kohler-Koch, Beate (2010) 'How to Put Matters Right? Assessing the Role of Civil Society in EU Accountability', West European Politics., 33: 5, 1117 — 1141
  • Beate Kohler-Koch (2010) Civil society and EU democracy: ‘astroturf’ representation?, Journal of European Public Policy, 17:1, 100-11
  • Sandra Kröger & Dawid Friedrich (2013) Democratic representation in the EU: two kinds of subjectivity, Journal of European Public Policy, 20:2, 171-189
  • Coen, D. 1997. "The evolution of the large firm as a political actor in the European Union." Journal of European Public Policy 4 (1):91-108.
  • Hobolt, Sara Binzer, and Jill Wittrock. 2011. "The second-order election model revisited: An experimental test of vote choices in European Parliament elections." Electoral Studies 30 (1):29-40.
  • Schakel, Arjan H., and Charlie Jeffery. 2013. "Are Regional Elections really "Second-Order' Elections?" Regional Studies 47 (3):323-41.
  • Votewatch www.votewatch.eu for information on how the EP votes

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Week Eight Beginning 14/3/22

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Seminar: The policy process – policy implementation and Europeanization

 Seminar topics:

  1. What is output legitimacy and which of the EU’s policies demonstrate it best?
  2. How should we evaluate EU policies?
  3. What role does the law play in EU policy?
  4. What is Europeanization? How useful is it for understanding EU-generated change at the national level?

Required Reading:

Chapter 6, McCormick 2017, 2014 The European Union: A concise introduction  

Michael Blauberger & Susanne K. Schmidt (2017) The European Court of Justice and its political impact, West European Politics, 40:4, 907-918, DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2017.1281652  

Plus one from:

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Week Nine Beginning 21/3/22

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Seminar: BREXIT

  1. Is Britain more Eurosceptic than other countries?
  2. Why did Britain hold a referendum on EU membership?
  3. Were political, cultural or economic factors the most important?
  4. What are the consequences of BREXIT for British and European politics?

Please read three of the beneath and critically enrich your contribution from using your own observations

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SPRING HOLIDAY

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Week Ten Beginning 25/4/22

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Seminar: Single Market and EMU – integrative or disintegrative forces?

  1. What is EU competition policy and why has it been so important for the EU?
  2. What is the regulatory state and how does it relate to the Single Market Programme?
  3. What is EMU and why is does it have both political and economic significance?
  4. What is an optimal currency area and why was this theory ignored at Maastricht?
  5. Who should pay for the costs of the Euro?

Required Reading:

Chapter on “Economic Policy” from your favourite text book eg ch 7 in John McCormick 2017, 2014 European Union Politics London: Palgrave  

  • Lindstrom, Nicole. 2010. "Service Liberalization in the Enlarged EU: A Race to the Bottom or the Emergence of Transnational Political Conflict?" Jcms-Journal of Common Market Studies 48 (5):1307-27.  

And one of

Mügge, D. (2011). “Limits of legitimacy and the primacy of politics in financial governance.“ Review of International Political Economy, 18(1), 52-74.  

Crum, Ben. 2013. "Saving the Euro at the Cost of Democracy?" Journal of Common Market Studies 51 (4):614-30.  

Dawson, Mark, and Floris de Witte. 2013. "Constitutional Balance in the EU after the Euro-Crisis." Modern Law Review 76 (5):817-44.  

Majone, G 1994 “The rise of the regulatory state in Europe” West European Politics Volume 17, Issue 3, 1994  

On the significance of Competition Policy to the EU 

Competition policy and sectors (SMEs, financial services, electricity and health)

Competition policy and governance

  • Boerzel, Tanja. 2010. "European Governance: Negotiation and Competition in the Shadow of Hierarchy." Journal of Common Market Studies 48 (2):191-219.
  • Gehring, Thomas, and Sebastian Krapohl. 2007. "Supranational regulatory agencies between independence and control: the EMEA and the authorization of pharmaceuticals in the European Single Market." Journal of European Public Policy 14 (2):208-26.
  • Guidi, Mattia 2013 “Delegation and varieties of capitalism: Explaining the independence of national competition agencies in the European Union” Comparative European Politics 1 pp.1-23
  • Gehring, Thomas, and Michael Kerler. 2008. "Institutional Stimulation of Deliberative Decision-Making: Division of Labour, Deliberative Legitimacy and Technical Regulation in the European Single Market." Jcms-Journal of Common Market Studies 46 (5):1001-23.
  • Krapohl, Sebastian. 2007. "Thalidomide, BSE and the single market: An historical-institutionalist approach to regulatory regimes in the European Union." European Journal of Political Research 46 (1):25-46.
  • Lavenex, Sandra. 2007. "Mutual recognition and the monopoly of force: limits of the single market analogy." Journal of European Public Policy 14 (5):762-79.
  • Lopez-Santana, Mariely. 2007. "Varieties of capitalism and Europeanization: National responses strategies to the single market." Comparative Political Studies 40 (2):219-22.
  • Egan, M. 1998. "Regulatory strategies, delegation and European market integration." Journal of European Public Policy 5 (3):485-506.
  • Menz, G. 2003. "Re-regulating the Single Market: national varieties of capitalism and their responses to Europeanization." Journal of European Public Policy 10 (4):532-55.

EMU

  • Banducci, S. A., J. A. Karp, and P. H. Loedel. 2003. "The euro, economic interests and multi-level governance: Examining support for the common currency." European Journal of Political Research 42 (5):685-703.
  • Borger, Vestert. 2013. "How the Debt Crisis Exposes the Development of Solidarity in the Euro Area." European Constitutional Law Review 9 (1):7-36.
  • Cohen, Benjamin J. 2012. "The future of the euro: Let's get real." Review of International Political Economy 19 (4):689-700.
  • Craig, Paul. 2012. "The Stability, Coordination and Governance Treaty: Principle, Politics and Pragmatism." European Law Review 37 (3):231-48.
  • De Grauwe, Paul. 2013. "The Political Economy of the Euro." In Annual Review of Political Science, Vol 16, ed. M. Levi.
  • Dyson, Kenneth. 2010. "Norman's Lament: The Greek and Euro Area Crisis in Historical Perspective." New Political Economy 15 (4):597-608.
  • Fabbrini, Sergio. 2013. "Intergovernmentalism and Its Limits: Assessing the European Union's Answer to the Euro Crisis." Comparative Political Studies 46 (9):1003-29.
  • Hodson, Dermot. 2013. "The Eurozone in 2012: 'Whatever It Takes to Preserve the Euro'?" Jcms-Journal of Common Market Studies 51:183-200.
  • Howarth, David. 2012. "Governing the Euro Area in Good Times & Bad." Jcms-Journal of Common Market Studies 50 (3):531-2.
  • Hui, Cho-Hoi, and Tsz-Kin Chung. 2011. "Crash risk of the euro in the sovereign debt crisis of 2009-2010." Journal of Banking & Finance 35 (11):2945-55.
  • Lapavitsas, Costas et al. 2012 Crisis in the Eurozone London: Verso
  • Lopez-Santana, Mariely. 2007. "Varieties of capitalism and Europeanization: National responses strategies to the single market." Comparative Political Studies 40 (2):219-22.
  • Naurin, Daniel, and Rutger Lindahl. 2010. "Out in the cold? Flexible integration and the political status of Euro opt-outs." European Union Politics 11 (4):485-509.
  • Palmstorfer, Rainer. 2012. "To Bail Out or Not to Bail Out? The Current Framework of Financial Assistance for Euro Area Member States measured against the Requirements of EU Primary Law." European Law Review 37 (6):771-84.
  • Papadopoulos, Theodoros, and Antonios Roumpakis. 2013. "The meta-regulation of European industrial relations: Power shifts, institutional dynamics and the emergence of regulatory competition." International Labour Review 152 (2):255-74.
  • Pechova, Andrea. 2012. "Legitimising discourses in the framework of European integration: The politics of Euro adoption in the Czech Republic and Slovakia." Review of International Political Economy 19 (5):779-807.
  • Puetter, Uwe. 2013. "Governing the Euro Area in Good Times and Bad." Parliamentary Affairs 66 (2):452-6.
  • Risse, T., D. Engelmann-Martin, H. J. Knopf, and K. Roscher. 1999. "To Euro or not to Euro? The EMU and identity politics in the European Union." European Journal of International Relations 5 (2):147-87.
  • Thorhallsson, Baldur, and Peadar Kirby. 2012. "Financial Crises in Iceland and Ireland: Does European Union and Euro Membership Matter?" Journal of Common Market Studies 50 (5):801-18.
  • Tillman, Erik R. 2012. "Support for the euro, political knowledge, and voting behavior in the 2001 and 2005 UK general elections." European Union Politics 13 (3):367-89.

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Week Eleven Beginning 2/5/22

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Seminar:  How has the EU socialised markets in the global economy?

Should the EU get involved with soical policy?

Why are social policies so hard to deliver at the EU level?

Has European integration undermined or improved welfare provision in EU member states?

What factors have influenced the winners and losers of integration?

Has COVID shifted the agenda for social cooperation further than the Maastricht Treaty

Read BOTH articles, and decide which one you agree with and why.

Ferrera, Maurizio. 2009. “The JCMS Annual Lecture: National Welfare States and European Integration: In Search of a ‘Virtuous Nesting’”. JCMS. Volume 47. Number 2. pp. 219–233  

Scharpf, Fritz. 1997. "Economic integration, democracy and the welfare state." Journal of European public policy 4, no. 1.: p.18-36.  

Additional reading

  1. Heindlmaier, A., 2020. ‘Social Citizenship’at the Street Level? EU Member State Administrations Setting a Firewall. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies Volume 58. Number 5. pp. 1252–1269
  2. Adnett, N. 2001. "Modernizing the European social model: Developing the guidelines." Journal of Common Market Studies 39 (2):353-64.
  3. Alber, J. 2006. "The European social model and the United States." European Union Politics 7 (3):393-419.
  4. ———. 2010. "What the European and American welfare states have in common and where they differ: facts and fiction in comparisons of the European Social Model and the United States." Journal of European Social Policy 20 (2):102-25.
  5. Papadopoulos, Theodoros, and Antonios Roumpakis. 2013. "The meta-regulation of European industrial relations: Power shifts, institutional dynamics and the emergence of regulatory competition." International Labour Review 152 (2):255-74.
  6. Davies, ACL (2008) One Step Forward One Step Back. The Viking and Laval cases of the ECJ. Industrial Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2,
  7. Annesley, C. 2007. "Lisbon and social Europe: towards a European 'adult worker model' welfare system." Journal of European Social Policy 17 (3):195-205.
  8. Auer, P. 2010. "What's in a Name? The Rise (and Fall?) of Flexicurity." Journal of Industrial Relations 52 (3):371-86.
  9. Azmanova, A. 2009. "1989 and the European Social Model Transition without emancipation?" Philosophy & Social Criticism 35 (9):1019-37.
  10. Copeland, P. 2012. "EU enlargement, the clash of capitalisms and the European social model." Comparative European Politics 10 (4):476-504.
  11. Dannreuther, Charlie 2006 “Regulation Theory and the EU” Competition & Change, vol. 10, no. 2, 2006 180–199
  12. Gøsta Esping-Andersen The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Polity Press. Princeton University Press. 1990
  13. Hyman, R. 2005. "Trade unions and the politics of the European social model." Economic and Industrial Democracy 26 (1):9-40.
  14. Jones, D. N., and A. Radulescu. 2006. "Is there a European social model? Building and promoting social work in Europe." International Social Work 49 (3):412-8.
  15. Meardi, G. 2002. "The trojan horse for the Americanization of Europe? Polish industrial relations towards the EU." European Journal of Industrial Relations 8 (1):77-99.
  16. Navarro, V., and J. Schmitt. 2005. "Economic efficiency versus social equality? The US liberal model versus the European Social Model." International Journal of Health Services 35 (4):613-30.
  17. Perrons, D. 2005. "Gender mainstreaming and gender equality in the new (market) economy: An analysis of contradictions." Social Politics 12 (3):389-411.
  18. Pollert, A. 2007. "Britain and individual employment rights: 'Paper tigers, fierce in appearance but missing in tooth and claw'." Economic and Industrial Democracy 28 (1):110-39.
  19. Robinson, N. (2007) 'More than a Regulatory State: Bringing Expenditure (Back) into EU Research', Comparative European Politics, vol. 5, no. 2, pp.179-204.
  20. Watson, M. 2001. "Embedding the 'new economy' in Europe: a study in the institutional specificities of knowledge-based growth." Economy and Society 30 (4):504-23.
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