1670 Canada-European Union Relations
- Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
- 2nd year
- 6 ECTS
- Course type: Elective
- Lectures: 30
- Other forms of study: 90
- Individual work: 60
- Lecturer: Mitja Durnik, PhD
1. Objectives and competences
- Critical thinking and analytical solution of more complex problems in the field of comparative policies
- Understanding the importance of comparative analysis in EU-Canada relations
- Acquiring a wide range of knowledge to analyze relations between countries (regions)
- use of acquired knowledge to solve practical problems
- ability of analytical and integrative thinking in the field of multidisciplinarity,
- ability to critically evaluate and solve problems, especially in relation to vulnerable groups.
- Canada and the EU: A History of Relationships
- (Con) federalism and decentralization
- European institutions and EU external relations
- Canada's foreign policy and important political players
- Existing economic agreements
- CETA Agreement: Negotiations and Final Solutions
- Regulatory mechanisms in the context of the economic cooperation
- Cooperation on environmental policy and climate change
- Post-Brexit Relations Policy
- Comparative policy and migration governance in Canada and the EU
- Challenges of contemporary multiculturalism
- Comparative Regionalism
- Csehi, R. (2017). Horizontal coordination in federal political systems – non-centralization in the European Union and Canada compared. Journal of European Public Policy, 24, 562–579.
- Durnik, M. (2020). Community Development: Local Immigration Partnerships in Canada and Implications for Slovenia. Acta Geographica Slovenica (fortcoming).
- Fudge, J. (2015). Constitutionalizing Labour Rights in Canada and Europe: Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining, and Strikes. Current Legal Problems, 68(1), 267–305.
- Hix, S. (2018). Brexit: Where is the EU–UK Relationship Heading? Journal of Common Market Studies, 56 (S1) 1–17.
- Maas, W. (2017). Boundaries of political community in Europe, the US, and Canada. Journal of European Integration, 39, 575–590.Trinidad, M. & Leiva, G. (2015). Cultural diversity and free trade: the case of the EU-Canada agreement. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23, 765–781.
- White, E. (2017). 'The Obstacles to Concluding the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Lessons for the Future'. Global Trade and Customs Journal, 5, 176–183.
- Verdun, A. (2018). EU-Canada Strategic Partnership: Ups and downs. Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 11(3), 18–29.
4. Intended learning outcomes
- Students will learn about modern trends in planning politics and the impact of different policies to achieve the outlined strategy and objectives.
- Using case studies they will gain specific knowledge of compraative analysis of the EU-Canada relations
- Ability to make decisions based on data and policy content.
5. Learning and teaching methods
- student preparations for lectures
- student preparations for tutorials
- case study
- problem based learning
- research work
- written or oral exam (50%)
- assignments and active participation in lectures (20%)
- problem based learning (10%)
- seminar paper (20%)