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Sabine Lang
SIS 495
Seattle Campus

Task Force

Small-group seminars address current problems in international affairs, each focusing on one specific policy question and producing a joint task force report. Restricted to senior majors in International Studies. Prerequisite: SIS 200; SIS 201; SIS 202; SIS 401.

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One of the biggest challenges for the future of European integration is the ‘making’ of European citizens. The low turnout for European Parliament elections, the failure of the Constitutional Process as well as the Irish “No vote? on the Lisbon Treaty are only some indicators of a legitimacy crisis that runs deep within the EU. Attempts to enhance the stature of the European Parliament, to engage citizens in public deliberation and to formalize civil society input are some of the ways in which the EU presently addresses public dissatisfaction and apathy. The task force will assess several areas in which this democratic challenge is particularly obvious and proceed to draft fact-based policy recommendations.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sabine Lang
Date: 10/30/2009