Germany, Frankfurt (Oder)

Comparative Analysis of Recent Challenges in Europe

when 30 May 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 7 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1970

The perceived crisis of Europe is often discussed as a genuine crisis of the European Union (EU). This class takes a different focus in looking at recent challenges the European continent has been facing. These consist in coping with fiscal globalization, in managing migration to and within Europe, and in trying to keep up the welfare state. Each of these fields will be analysed in a comparative perspective, taking into account different sets of European countries both from within and outside of the EU. One statement to be discussed during the seminar is that traditional nation states in Europe might not be better off in facing contemporary challenges on their own. In that sense, the real crisis of the EU may still be a better option than its disintegration or even complete dissolution.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. T. Beichelt

Target group

This course is part of the summer program "The Liberal Order in Crisis: Authoritarian, Radical, and Populist Challenges to Democracy in Europe".

Fee info

EUR 1970: including two courses, accommodation, lunch on weekdays, transaction costs, transportation within Frankfurt (Oder), extracurricular activities and taxes
EUR 400: The second fee is the tuition fee for students from non-partner universities of the European University Viadrina. Please contact your international office and the organizing team to check for possible tuition waivers.