European Economic Development & EU Integration

Brief description

  • Industrialisation in Europe
  • Economic development in the 19th century
  • Institutional framework
  • Economic thought and policy
  • Early Industrialisers
  • Latecomers & „No shows“
  • Economic consequences of World War I
  • The Great Depression 1929 – 1933
  • Economic aspects of World War II
  • Rebuilding of the world economy & planning for the post-war economy
  • The „Economic Miracle“
  • The era of high growth
  • The emergence of the Soviet Bloc
  • The economics of decolonisation
  • The European economy towards the end of the 20th century: „Crisis Decades“ & collapse of the Soviet Block
  • Globalisation and the state of democracy in 21st century Europe
  • The historical concept of „Europe“ as a unity
  • The historical division of Eastern and Western Europe: the concept of „Cen-tral Europe“
  • Development of European economic integration
  • Framework of treaties
  • The problem of agriculture: CAP
  • The economics of European integration: EU market integration, monetary in-tegration, policy integration
  • The issue of enlargement: rounds of enlargement
  • EU in the 21st century: Euro crisis, migration, Brexit, Ukraine

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

  • Rondo Cameron, A CONCISE ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE WORLD, Oxford University Press 2002
  • Tony Judt, POSTWAR. A HISTORY OF EUROPE SINCE 1945, Pimlico 2007
  • El-Agra, THE EUROPEAN UNION. ECONOMICS AND POLITICS, Cambridge University Press 2007
  • Neal & Barbezat, THE ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE ECONOMIES OF EUROPE, Oxford University Press 1998
  • Susanne Wurm, The ECONOMIC VERSUS THE SOCIAL & CULTURAL AS-PECTS OF THE EU, Working Paper Series 52/2008 University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

• Lecture and discussion • Oral student presentations on European companies and their historical development & on the economic development of EU member states • E-leaning on the basis of articles from my research website, where students have to do their own research on economic history issues: • http://centraleuropeaneconomicandsocialhistory.com

Assessment methods and criteria

Written final test (duration: 90 minutes) maximum score: 60 points+ presentation: max.: 20 points+ student research (e-learning) max.:20 points = 100 points (passing score: 50.5 points)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

English at upper-intermediate level

Infos

Degree programme

International Programme

Cycle

International Programme

ECTS Credits

5.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2024

Semester

1 SS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course the students have done research with the help of my research website, have analysed specific topics from the content of the course listed below and by that have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of historical and economic trends and interrelationships in Europe since the Industrial Revolution. The main focus is on economic developments in the last decades and on the basis of the lecture. The students will be able to select specific topic areas close to their academic environment and research these economic and historical events and compare them to similar occurrences in other parts of Europe and by that they will evaluate and scrutinise the position of Europe in a globalised world based on the economic and historical insight they have gained in the lecture.

Course code

0000-17-07-VZ-DE-41e