Are you interested to widen your knowledge about comparative regionalism and integration processes in Europe and Eurasia? Would you like to know more about the dimensions of comparative regionalism in the European and Eurasian context in the light of emergence, transformation, and consolidation of integration processes in the EU and in the former Soviet space?
Join the brand-new e-course “Common Challenges of Competing Regionalisms” launched by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu) and meet the lecturers in the virtual classroom! The MOOC is worth 2 ECTS and runs from 18.10.2021 to 28.11.2021.
What will you learn during the course?
During the course you are going to learn about:
The multifaceted nature of regionalism in different geo-territorial and geo-political contexts in Europe and Eurasia
Conceptual and theoretical definition of regionalism by looking at the relevant cleavages in contemporary societies
Post-WWII regionalism in Europe
Eurasian integration as a spin-off of the EU
Deviation from the supranational model and longitudinal comparisons with the EU
Case studies and policy issues
Comparative regionalism: between integration and hegemony
Why should you take this course?
By enrolling to the course, you will have access to:
short videos on basic definitions and concepts (between 10-15 minutes per each), aimed at providing a general overview of key concepts related to comparative regionalism, actors and factors related to integration processes in Europe and Eurasia;
video lectures with interventions from academic experts intended to provide a more in-depth and critical overview of integration process and comparative dimension between EU and EEU in terms of regional integration. The video lectures are between 20-30 minutes in length;
short video interviews aimed at providing specific perspectives on different case studies in the context of competing regional integration projects. The interviews will include academic representatives from the region;
readings, course supporting and interactive materials (course syllabus, tips for studying online and completing the course successfully, video clip on navigating through Moodle for external participants) as well as communication platform in the form of Moodle forum;
short multiple-choice quizzes aimed at testing basic knowledge and understanding of learning material;
brief written assignments emphasizing the comparison between the EU and EEU and allowing the participants to apply their knowledge and reflect on the future trends of regionalism;
contribution to forum discussion (comment in regard to the case study);
vibrant and international online community of peers with whom you can learn together and interact throughout the course.
Do you need any prior knowledge?
Basic knowledge of comparative regionalism and integration processes in Europe and Eurasia are suggested. However, the course will provide useful background material to any participant, who is interested in comparative regionalism and international affairs in general.
The course is developed within the framework of the Jean Monnet Module ‘Neighbourhood, Enlargement, and Regionalism in Europe’ (NearEU) with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.