The economic, legal and political integration of Europe is at the core of the process of European integration. In addition to the political transformations induced by the creation, enlargement and deepening of the European Union particularly since the 1990s, European integration has given rise to a fundamental transformation of social relations and the life worlds of people. While in the postwar period, daily life took place primarily in the framework of nation-states, the opening of hitherto largely nationally regulated and limited social fields and spaces has fostered increasing cross-border contacts and a stronger transnationalisation of social interactions, attitudes and interpretations. This transnationalisation of social fields and spaces as a result of European integration lies at the heart of the research on horizontal Europeanization and also of this seminar. In the first part of the class, a broad overview on the process of European integration, major EU institutions and policy fields will be given. In the second part, horizontal Europeanisation processes in different social fields are analysed, as well as the related conflicts and bargaining relations and their impact on patterns of social inequality. Complementary to the Europeanisation of social fields, the Europeanisation of social space (P. Bourdieu) will be analysed, taking as an example the transnationalisation of everyday practices, collective memories and reference groups of social inequalities. This raises the question how field-specific and space-specific Europeanisation processes are related. In addition, different modes of Europeanization (power/coercion, competition, communication and cooperation) will be analysed. Given the profound crisis of European integration in the wake of the Euro crisis, the final part of the course will emphasise the analysis of conflicts and tensions between national and European regulations, identifications, and patterns of integration and social inequality.
The course is part of admission "sow660 SE2 Sociology of the European Integration SS".
Die Teilnahme an diesem Seminar setzt die Eintragung im Seminar 1.07.092 voraus. The following rules apply for the admission:
The following categories of people are preferred during seat allocation:
Higher semesters will be preferred.
The enrolment is possible from 01.04.2022, 07:10 to 13.05.2022, 23:59.
A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.
At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
Degree is Zwei-Fächer-Bachelor and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
Degree is Master of Education (Wirtschaftspädagogik) and Subject is Politik
Degree is Austausch and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
Subject is European Studies in Global Perspectives
Degree is Fach-Bachelor and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
The enrolment is only allowed for participants of at least one of the following courses:
1.07.092 Sociology of the European Integration (Lehrsprache Englisch) (SoSe2022)
This setting is active from 15.03.2022 16:25 to 13.05.2022 23:59. Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.