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Year 2014  School Global Education Center
Course Title
Contemporary Issues in European Integration


Instructor NAKAMURA, Hidetoshi
Term/Day/Period summer  othersothers
Category University Studies Eligible Year 1st year and above Credits 2
Classroom 11-816 Campus waseda
Course Key 9S09020110 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code ZZZZZZZZ
First Academic disciplines N/A
Second Academic disciplines N/A
Third Academic disciplines N/A
Level N/A Types of lesson N/A
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Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2014/03/27 18:02:09

Subtitle The EUIJ-Waseda Summer Intensive Course
Course Outline

This course will provide an opportunity for Waseda students to take an intensive course on European integration studies which is usually provided at a European university, such as the University of Oxford, Free University of Berlin, and Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). EU Institute in Japan at Waseda University (EUIJ Waseda) will invite one scholar from a European university for the summer intensive course.

In 2014, we will invite Dr Raffaele Marchetti, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science and the School of Government, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. Prof. Marchetti will come to Waseda 
for at least one week in August or September 2014. He will provide us with four substantial days of teaching. The four major subjects will shortly be decided, but only tentatively such as follows:

(1) European Integration Studies: Theories & Lessons (Monday);
(2) European Economic Governance: Economic & Monetary Union (EMU)  from origin to crisis and beyond (Tuesday);
(3) The EU's Foreign Policy: It's evolving Institutions and Resources (Thursday); and
(4) Lessons & Methods of Comparative Regionalism: confronting Asia and Europe (Friday).


On each day, he will give a lecture, followed by discussion sessions in a seminar format. By July, he will send us the reading lists and the questions/titles for assignments.

Students are required to prepare intensively for the summer course and to write at least four essays. This requirement will enable you to understand the four lectures given by the guest lecturer, and to participate actively in the discussion of the four subjects with your own prepared essays.

We will update the information on CourseN@vi, particularly for the reading lists and the essay questions.


Prof. Hidetoshi Nakamura will co-ordinate the course as a whole. He will utilize the Course N@vi education system, to enable any student to keep abreast of the development of this course. The official language for this course is English, but any student can communicate with Prof. Nakamura in Japanese on the fringe of this course.


Objectives Through the intensive course on European integration studies which is usually provided at a European university, students will learn the theories and practices of European integration.
Course Schedule

Day 1 (Thursday, 21st August): Transnational Civil Society: European and Global Politics

[1] Lecture (1) by Prof. Raffaele Marchetti
[2] Discussion (1-1)
[3] Discussion (1-2)
[4] Discussion (1-3)

Day 2 (Friday, 22nd August): Regional Social Integration: Civil Society in the European Political Space

[5] Lecture (2) by Prof. Marchetti
[6] Discussion (2-1)
[7] Discussion (2-2)

Day 3 (Monday, 25th August): Relations between Civil Society Organizations and Political Institutions: the European Case in Comparative Terms

[8] Lecture (3) by Prof. Marchetti
[9] Discussion (3-1)
[10] Discussion (3-2)
[11] Discussion (3-3)

Day 4 (Tuesday, 26th August): EEAS, Civil Society Organizations and Global Governance: Democracy/Human Rights Promotion and Other Policy Fields

[12] Lecture (4) by Prof. Marchetti
[13] Discussion (4-1)
[14] Discussion (4-2)

[15] Conclusion by Prof. Marchetti and Prof. Nakamura


* On each day, the lecture will be given in the morning, 10:40-12:10, and the discussion will be carried out in the afternoon, 13:00-18:00, with several short breaks.

Textbooks Mario Telò and Frederik Ponjaert (eds.), The EU's Foreign Policy: what kind of power and diplomatic action? (Ashgate, 2013).

Mario Telò (ed.), Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe: Towards a Better Global Governance? (GR:EEN-GEM Book Series; Ashgate, 2014). *Strongly encouraged to read Chapter 17 by Prof. Marchetti, 'Civil Society, Global Governance, and the Quest for Legitimacy', pp.301-315.

The reading lists and the questions/titles for assignments will be provided by the guest lecturer, and be communicated to you through the Course N@vi.
Evaluation Details will be provided by Prof. Nakamura and the guest lecturer closer to the time of the start of the course. The four essays you will write for each day are very significant for our evaluation and for substantial discussion.
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You are required to have the basic knowledge about European integration in the academic discipline of Politics (Political Science) and International Relations.

You are able to send any prior question to Hidetoshi Nakamura through e-mail either in English or in Japanese. His e-mail address is hidnakamura@

For EU Institute in Japan at Waseda University (EUIJ-Waseda), see:


For Prof. Marchetti, see:


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