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International Relations and European Integration


Prof. Dr. Gerald Schneider

Termine (Vorlesung)

Di 10:00 - 11:30 A 701
Mi 08:15 - 09:45 A 701


This course provides an overview of some of the primary theoretical perspectives and analytical approaches for studying international relations in general and regional cooperation and international collaboration in particular. Emphasizing theory, conceptualization and methodology, we will survey the contemporary literature and discuss the main developments in the advanced literature. The course is reserved for incoming graduate students who specialize in the domain of “International Relations/European Integration” or “Political Economy”. The first part of this course focuses on international relations theory and conflict research, the second part on regional integration and on decision making within the European Union; the second class, which is only mandatory for the PE students, but which is recommend for those who want to have a comprehensive education in current IR research, will deal with the international political economy and international organization, including the United Nations, the WTO and the Bretton Woods organization.

Weitere Details zum Inhalt der Vorlesung im ZEUS


2017-10-24 (Di) - Introduction

2017-10-25 (Mi) - The Concept of Rationality

2017-11-07 (Di) - Realism and Neorealism

2017-11-08 (Mi) - General Theories in International Relations

2017-11-14 (Di) - Modern Theories of Corporations

2017-11-15 (Mi) - Different Types of Political Violence

2017-11-21 (Di) - Foreign Policy Analysis

2017-11-22 (Mi) - The Democratic Peace

2017-11-28 (Di) - Economic Aspects of Political Violence

2017-11-29 (Mi) - Defintions and Causes of Civil War

2017-12-05 (Di) - Violence and Terrorism

2017-12-06 (Mi) - One-sided Violence and State Repression

2017-12-12 (Di) - Conflict and Conflict Management

2017-12-13 (Mi) - Comparative Advantage and the World Trade Organization

2017-12-19 (Di) - Global Financial Integration I

2017-12-20 (Mi) - Global Financial Integration II

2018-01-09 (Di) - International Political Economy

2018-01-10 (Mi) - Migration

2018-01-16 (Di) - International Environmental Politics

2018-01-17 (Mi) - European/Regional Integration

2018-01-23 (Di) - Decision Making in the European Union

2018-01-24 (Mi) - The European Parliament

2018-01-30 (Di) - European Commission & the European Court Justice

2018-01-31 (Mi) - Public Opinion & Party Competition

2018-02-06 (Di) - Decision Making, Politicisation of the EU

2018-02-07 (Mi) - EU trade, development and foreign policy making

2018-02-13 (Di) - The European Monetary & the Crisis in the Eurozone

2018-02-14 (Mi) - Review Session