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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:August, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: August 15 & 16, September 12 & 13. This subject will be taught as an intensive program from 9.00am to 5.00pm. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Master of International Politics|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Philomena B Murray
ContactAssoc. Prof. Philomena Murray
|Subject Overview:||This subject focuses on current debates on European Integration and Globalisation, and examines the EU as an International Actor. It introduces students to concepts of integration, multi-level governance; polity; globalisation and social model. It applies them to contemporary analytical debates and public discourses on the EU's political development and external reach. It examines the stances of political scientists, sociologists; economists and legal scholars regarding the EU’s usefulness as a model of integration. It scrutinizes divergent conceptions of the EU and its political development. It examines globalisation’s central place in narratives of European Union development. Much scholarly analysis assumes that European regional economic integration constitutes a model for the rest of the world and a model of social and political governance internationally, based on norms of good governance and democracy and human rights. This is scrutinized in the course. It is expected that the value of interdisciplinary analysis will be illustrated.|
|Assessment:||A research essay of 5000 words 100% (due during the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reader will be provided. |
|Recommended Texts:||Axtmann, R. (2001), #Introduction II: Between Polycentricity and Globalization: Democratic Governance in Europe# in R. Axtmann (ed), Balancing Democracy, London, Continuum. Beck, U. (2001), #The Cosmopolitan Perspective: Sociology in the Second Age of Modernity# in S. Vertovec and R. Cohen (eds), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context, and Practice, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Bellier, I. and T.M. Wilson (eds) (2000), An Anthropology of the European Union: Building, Imagining and Experiencing the New Europe, Oxford, Berg. Delanty, G. (1995), Inventing Europe: Idea, Identity, Reality, Palgrave, Houndmills. Delanty, G. (1998), #Social Theory and European Transformation: Is There a European Society?# Sociological Research Online, 3:1, accessed at http://www.socresonline.org.uk/ Held, D., A. McGrew, D. Goldblatt, and J. Perraton (1999), Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture, Cambridge, Polity Press. Hirst, P. (2001), #Between the Local and the Global: Democracy in the Twenty-first Century# in R. Axtmann (ed), Balancing Democracy, London, Continuum. Hix, S. (1999), The Political System of the European Union, Palgrave, Houndmills. Hudson, R. and A.M. Williams (eds) (1999), Divided Europe: Society and Territory, London, Sage. Imig, D. and S. Tarrow (2001), Contentious Europeans: Protest and Politics in an Emerging Polity, Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield. Jonsson, C, S. Tagil and G. Tornqvist (2000), Organizing European Space, London, Sage. Meyer, J.W. (2000), #Globalization: Sources and Effects on National States and Societies#, International Sociology, 15:2, 233-248. Meyer, J.W., J. Boli, G.M. Thomas and F.O. Ramirez, (1997) #World Society and the Nation-state#, American Journal of Sociology, 103:1, 144-181. Robertson, R. (1992), Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture, London, Sage. Rumford, C. (2002), The European Union: A Political Sociology, Oxford, Blackwell. Rumford, C. and P. Murray (2003), #Globalization and the Limitations of European Integration Studies: Interdisciplinary Considerations#, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 11:1. Sandholtz, W. and A. Stone Sweet (eds) (1998), European Integration and Supranational Governance, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Shore, C. (2000), Building Europe: The Cultural Politics of European Integration, London, Routledge.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Formerly available as 166-544. Students who have completed 166-544 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
Master of Arts (International Studies)(Adv. Seminars and Shorter Thesis) |
Master of International Business
Master of International Business
Master of International Politics
Master of International Studies
Political Science |
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