Teaching

Fall 2014

Globalization and Contemporary Capitalism in Advanced Industrialized Nations (IR 596/PO 529) How has globalization affected national sovereignty and control? Competing hypotheses are examined with specific reference to the internationalization of trade and the financial markets, and its impact on the three postwar models of capitalism. [download syllabus]

The Political Economy of the European Union (IR 760/PO 756) Investigates major issues of European economic integration, including the Single Market and European Monetary Union. Explores the theoretical and practical problems of integration. Considers the crisis of the Euro and its consequences for European member-state economies and democracies. [download syllabus]

Spring 2014

Topics in European Politics and Culture: Critical Moments and Memory (IR 452/PO 539) The course explores European politics through the lens of culture and memory, using interdisciplinary materials to consider major historical moments, including the Spanish Civil War, the Holocaust, May 68 in Paris and Prague, the fall of the Berlin Wall and post-Communist transitions, the Balkans, as well as economic dislocations and immigrations.  Sessions on each historical moment will contain material from the arts—novels, poetry, film, and/or art—to engage with the critical moment and memory from the most personal of levels.  It will also use material from the social sciences—history, sociology and/or political science—and philosophy to provide a more distanced analysis of the moment, the memory, and the art that recreates and reinterprets the moment and the memory. [download syllabus]

Social Europe: Identity, Citizenship, and the Welfare State (IR 551/PO 536) Past, present, and future of ‘social Europe.’ Course begins with a focus on the impact of European political as well as economic integration on national identities, cultures, politics, and citizenship, follows with an examination of the policies that have had or will have the greatest impact on these social constructions, and ends with an examination of the changes in the welfare state over time. [download syllabus]

Fall 2013

Globalization and Contemporary Capitalism in Advanced Industrialized Nations (IR 596/PO 529) How has globalization affected national sovereignty and control? Competing hypotheses are examined with specific reference to the internationalization of trade and the financial markets, and its impact on the three postwar models of capitalism.  [download syllabus]

European Integration (IR 550/PO 525) Assesses the meaning of ” European Union” in its domestic, foreign policy and economic dimensions. To understand the opportunities and limits of cooperation and conflict, relevant areas of European Community policy are discussed from a functionalist and realist perspective. [download syllabus]

Spring 2013

Topics in European Politics and Culture (IR 452) Explores European politics through the lens of culture, using materials from literature, film, and the social sciences, including live sessions with European writers/artists. [download syllabus]

Fall 2012

European Integration (IR 550/PO 525) Assesses the meaning of ” European Union” in its domestic, foreign policy and economic dimensions. To understand the opportunities and limits of cooperation and conflict, relevant areas of European Community policy are discussed from a functionalist and realist perspective. [download syllabus]

Globalization and Contemporary Capitalism in Advanced Industrialized Nations (IR 596) How has globalization affected national sovereignty and control? Competing hypotheses are examined with specific reference to the internationalization of trade and the financial markets, and its impact on the three postwar models of capitalism.  [download syllabus]

Spring 2012

Social Europe: Identity, Citizenship, and the Welfare State (IR 551) Past, present, and future of ‘social Europe.’ Course begins with a focus on the impact of European political as well as economic integration on national identities, cultures, politics, and citizenship, follows with an examination of the policies that have had or will have the greatest impact on these social constructions, and ends with an examination of the changes in the welfare state over time. [download syllabus]

Topics in European Politics and Culture (IR 452) Explores European politics through the lens of culture, using materials from literature, film, and the social sciences, including live sessions with European writers/artists. [download syllabus]

Fall 2011

European Integration (IR 550) Assesses the meaning of ” European Union” in its domestic, foreign policy and economic dimensions. To understand the opportunities and limits of cooperation and conflict, relevant areas of European Community policy are discussed from a functionalist and realist perspective. [download syllabus]

Globalization and Contemporary Capitalism in Advanced Industrialized Nations (IR 596) How has globalization affected national sovereignty and control? Competing hypotheses are examined with specific reference to the internationalization of trade and the financial markets, and its impact on the three postwar models of capitalism. [download syllabus]

Fall 2009

Topics in European Politics and Culture (IR 452) Explores European politics through the lens of culture, using materials from literature, film, and the social sciences, including live sessions with European writers/artists. [download syllabus]

Spring 2008

Social Europe: Identity, Citizenship, and the Welfare State (IR 551) The past, present, and future of “social Europe.” Impact of European economic and political integration on national identities, cultures, politics, and citizenship; EU policies affecting these social constructions; and changes over time in the welfare state. [download syllabus]

The Political Economy of the European Union (IR 760) Investigates major issues of Western European economic integration, utilizing theories of political/classical economics. Since all previous schemes for economic/monetary integration have failed, identification of conditions, winners, and losers of the integration process is focal. [download syllabus]