Everyday Europe. Understanding European Integration from the Ground Up
STVN23 – Political Science: Everyday Europe. Understanding European Integration from the Ground Up (15 credits). Master course in Political Science. Autumn term.
The course will introduce how and why an emphasis on ‘Everyday Europe’ provides analytical tools, empirical evidence, and theoretical understandings of European integration from the ground up. The course studies five interdependent areas of Everyday Europe: political economy, political sociology, political ecology, political security, and political science in order to gain a more holistic understanding of European integration from the ground up.
Each area will consist of five elements: an introductory session, training in appropriate methods, a case study, a group-based seminar, and formative assessment through coursework, plus a final assignment (political science).
- Political economy studies the cases of Malmö and Lund.
- Political sociology studies the case of the Öresund Region.
- Political ecology uses ecological economics and climate adaptation management to examine the case of Scanian climate adaptation.
- Political security uses risk analysis to examine the case of Swedish risk society.
- Political Science brings together these areas in a holistic analysis of ground-up perspectives on the everyday experiences of European integration.