Contemporary European Politics 2022.  PO05-0E1-G
Teacher: David Rees
Head of Programme: Albrecht Sonntag  Secretary:  Julien Lecomte Office J1943 Syllabus
Evaluation: Mid-term test 20%. Group presentation: 20%. Exam 60%
Group 1 Work groups. Group 2 Work groups


Programme 2022

Documents

Presentations and films
Lesson 1.
Group 1. Tuesday 20 September
16h30-19h30
Room 808
Group 2. Wednesday 21 September
16h30-19h30
Room 808
Epistemology, Empires and the EU
1. Epistemology
3. EU Members
6. Supranational European bodies (picture)
7. Supranational European bodies (key)
8. (Quiz in teams) EU Member countries

2. A history of empires (from 3000BC)
4. How to Join the EU (EU in Turkey. 2m)
5. European Enlargement (film from the IIEA)
9. Using the Reesonomics website, contact and communication
Lesson 2.
Group 1. Friday 23 September
16h30-19h30
Room 511
Group 2. Wednesday 28 September
16h30-19h30
Room 808

Enlargement 1.
European levels of integration
Case studies: Turkey and Cyprus
Open Question. Group 1. Is Immigration Dangerous or Beneficial to European Society?
Open Question. Group 2.

The future size of the EU / EEA European Countries
The Copenhagen criteria
Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries
EU Neighbourhood countries
EU European Neighbourhood states

A brief history of EU enlargement (film from The Economist)

Turkey - a lost opportunity (pdf DR)
Turkey and EU immigration
Introduction to the Armenian genocide (14m. Facing history and ourselves)
French genocide - book
French genocide - film (English subtitles available) 19m

Ottoman Empire 1
Ottman Empire 2
Ottoman Empire 3
Lesson 3.
Group 1. Tuesday 27 September
16h30-19h30
Room 808
Group 2. Tuesday 4 October
9h30-12h30
Room 511

Solving Europe

Open question. group 2.

Preparation of presentations 'Solving Europe'
Global Risks
UN Global Issues
WEF Global Risks Report
EU - 10 issues to watch in 2021






 

Lesson 4.
Group 1. Thursday 6 October
9h30-12h30
Room 511
Group 2. Friday 7 October
16h30-19h30
Room 511

'Solving Europe' presentations
Open question. Group 3.
Group presentations: 'Solving Europe' . Working group A

Group 1.
Group 2.
Group 3.
Debt Humour

Group presentations: 'Solving Europe'. Working group B

Group 1.
Group 2.
Group 3.

Lesson 5.
Group 1. Tuesday 18 October
16h30-19h30
Room 808
Group 2. Tuesday 11 October
16h30-19h30
Room  808

'Solving Europe' presentations
Working Group 1.

Group 4.

Group 5.
Group 6.
Group 7.

Revision for the Mid-Term Test
Working Group 2.

Group 4. 

Group 5.
Group 6.
Group 7.

Lesson 6.
Group 1. Tuesday 25 October
16h30-19h30
Room 511
Group 2. Tuesday 18 October
9h30-12h30
Room 808

Common Agriculture Policy

Open Question. Group 4

CAP pdf. (EU Commission)
Farm Subsidies (farmsubsidy.org)

Agricultural import duties
US food subsidies

1. Introduction to CAP (video)
2. CAP (pdf DR)
3. Farm Subsidies film (farmsubsidy.org)
4. MacDonalds and food industrialisation
5. Feedlots
6. EU-MERCOSUR agreement signed
7. EU-MERCOSUR trade agreement (Fern 25)
8. EU-Mercosur trade agreement and EU agriculture
9. MERCOSUR trade agreement and European Beef
10. The Meatrix (video)
11. Questions (in your presentation groups)
12. Acronyms
 Lesson 7.
Group 1. Thursday 10 November
9h30-12h30
Room 808
Group 2. Wednesday 19 October
16h30-19h30
Room 808

The Troika and Debt Control
Open Question. Group 5

Switzerland's Brexit moment
Switzerland bilateral agreement

Greek Ten-year bonds
Greek unemployment
The Privatisation of Greece
European privatisation of water

Greece, the Troika, debt control and the change from a solidarity to predatory model.

Greek debt crisis


Lesson 8.
Group 1. Tuesday15 November
16h30-19h30
Room 511
Group 2. Tuesday 25 October
9h30-12h30
Room 511


Lobbying in the EU 

Lobbying Transparency Register (European Commission)
BEUC
Fleishman Hillard
Grayling
Hill and Knowlton

Direct and indirect lobbying: Danone

Biggest lobbyists in Brussels
Philip Morris in Brussels

Student case studies
2019
Danone
Facebook
Google
Oxfam
Sanofi
Scania
Tesla
Wikipedia
2018
Coca Cola
E-privacy
Europeche
Google
Mercosur
Monsanto
Volkswagen

Billy wants a dog (flv) (US)
Lobbyists (flv) (US)
What does a lobbyist do? (flv) (Germany)
Lobbying presentation (pdf)

Regional fund recipients

CAP recipients




Lesson 9
Group 1. Tuesday 22 November
16h30-19h30
Room 808
Group 2. Tuesday 8 November
9h30-12h30
Room 808

EU External Trade Agreements / Negotiations
Open Question. Group 6.















Instructions

EU Trade Policy
1. Read EU Trade Policy pdf
2. Watch the video EU Trade Policy video (European Commission)
3. Open EU Trade negotiations (DG Trade). Scroll down and find 'Agreements in Focus'. Choose one trade deal and take notes (in preparation for your exam).
4. Watch Global Trade Agreements (TedTalks)

ISDS
Many Trade Agreements include an ISDS. This is strongly criticised by many NGOs.
1. Watch What is ISDS?
2. Watch ISDS in Australia / US Trade Agreement
3. Here are some ISDS Case Studies .
Choose one case study (or find another one) and do some research. Again, take notes of your case study in preparation for your exam.

Lesson 10
Group 1. Tuesday 29 November
16h30-19h30
Room 511
Group 2. Tuesday 15 November
9h30-12h30
Room 808

WTO and Trade Wars
Open Question. Group 7.

The WTO (2m. CGTN) 
Map of WTO disputes (Research)
Trade Disputes (WTO. Find disputes) Research - Dispute by subject.
WTO dispute settlement paralysis (3m. CIGI. 2020)
Banana Trade Wars (4m. EPP. 2011)
Airbus / Boeing trade war. Retaliation. (1m. Reuters. 2019)
Airbus / Boeing trade war truce (2m. DW News)

Further research.
Airbus / Boeing Duopoly and competition. 15m Mentour Pilot.
(See Links / Airbus for more information)
EU - MERCOSUR Trade Agreement
1. Watch EU Mercosur trade agreement agreed by the EU Commission
2. Watch EU Mercosur trade agreement and agriculture (EuroNews)

The Keynes solution to International Trade (pdf. DR)
Discussion. Free Trade / Fair Trade / Protectionism?
Help me stop copyright trolling!
Google 'PicRights reesonomics'

Lesson 11
Group 1. Thursday 1 December
9h30-12h30
Room 808
Group 2. Tuesday 22 November
9h30-12h30
Room 808

EU budget
Mid-term test answers
Mid-term map answers

Tobin Tax and FTT (4m)

European Financial Transfer Tax (FTT) (DukasCopy 2.5m)
Public social spending comparison pdf
World tax comparison
Tax revenues OECD
Fiscal policy pdf DR

Group Fiscal Policy Research and Proposals
Income tax
Corporation tax
VAT
Fuel duty
Alcohol duty
Tobacco duty
Inheritance and Wealth tax


Lesson 12.
Group 1. Tuesday 6 December
16h30-19h30
Room 808
Group 2. Tuesday 29 November
9h30-12h30
Room C034

Growth and Wealth

Intra-group research

Gini Index
Poverty levels in the world Index Mundi
HDI statistics (United Nations Development Programme)

Growth (with Green GDP and HDI)
200 years of history - wealth and health (BBC)

Wealth distribution exercise (Slide 2 only)

US Wealth Distribution. Politizane. 7m

Robert F. Kennedy speech on GDP (3m)

Lesson 13.
Group 1. Wednesday 7 December
16h30-19h30
Room 808
Group 2. Tuesday 13 December
9h30-12h30
Room 808

Fiscal Policy presentations
Group A

Income tax
Corporation tax
VAT
Fuel duty
Alcohol duty
Tobacco duty
Inheritance and Wealth tax




 
Group B

Income tax
Corporation tax
VAT
Alcohol duty
Tobacco duty
Inheritance and Wealth tax
Lesson 14.
Group 1. Thursday 15 December
9h30-12h30
Room 511
Group 2. Wednesday 14 December
16h30-19h30
Room 808

The future of the EU
French Covid debt
Exam revision

The end of the Euro?

The end of the European Union?
Your political position?

Module evaluation
Fuel duty

EU problems. Yanis Varoufakis. DiEM25

The German Miracle
Euro Structural Inflexibility (pdf DR)
French Covid-19-related debt


Exam.

In Reserve

Final exam 2h (60%) Brexit update (humour)
Brexit timetable
Brexit pdf (Rees)
Brexit and the Irish border
Brexit fishing map
Scottish independence
Brexit and Airbus
Brexit and Airbus. Stats
Brexit and car sales
Brexit and UK - EU trade
UK non-EU trade
Post-Brexit trade
Pound sterling to US dollar
Pound sterling to Euro