Seminars on politics
Presentations on current issues and theoretical themes
Sovereignty and the vertical separation of powers in the EU
The principles of conferral, subsidiarity, and proportionality define the EU's vertical separation of powers. Making it a de facto federation.
Factors of statehood and the EU as a republic
The factors of statehood are examined in light of effective sovereignty. The EU qualifies as a state and is a federal system.
On sovereignty, nationalism, secessionism
International politics does not favour arbitrariness or exceptionalism. It is against acting alone without considering the context.
How to evaluate international relations
International relations can be evaluated based on their impact on a nation state's capacity to exercise supreme political authority.
European constitutional order and res publica
In this seminar we examine the constitutional order of the European Union and the common good it instantiates.
Independence and accountability of the ECB
In this seminar we examine the institutional independence and arrangements for the accountability of the European Central Bank.
The economic governance of the European Union
In this seminar we examine the governance structure of the Economic and Monetary Union. We also discuss the statelessness of the euro.
The European Union as a federal system
In this seminar we examine the features of the EU polity. It is at once intergovernmental and supranational.
Introduction to the European integration process
In this seminar we cover the essentials of European integration and discuss the main features of the EU.