Sociology of European and Global Integrations

Sociology of European and Global Integrations

Lectures: 40

Seminars: 20

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 10

Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Mandelc Damjan

- Historical overview of initiatives and ideas of European integrations; cultural, economic and political aspects.
Fundamental theoretical aspects of the integration: political theories (funcionalism, federalism, communication theory, neo-functionalism), economic theories (liberalism, institutionalism).
- Integration processes, regionalism and global society. Relation between the integration and unification.
- Genesis of the ideas of European integration from the perspective of its goals: securing peace, supranationality for the sake of collective security; integration as precondition for free trade and market, integration from the viewpoint of functionalism – institutional federalism, integration to keep the European influence.
- Integrationism in the European and world historical perspective; initiatives for integration in the 20. century; spheres of political, cultural and economic integration.
- causes and implicatios of globalization, global etics, international relations, democracy.
- Modern integration processes (the European Union. Council of Europe, ASEAN, NAFTA, African union, Mercosur, Celac etc..) and their relation to globalization.
- Bodies and institutions of the EU; politics of the European Union; European model of society; values and goals of the EU; Treaty for the establishment of the European Constitution, Slovenia and the EU.
- Challenges of sociology of Europe and sociology of the European Union; challenges of theoretizations of globalization.