Interdisciplinary Europeanisation Studies

Structure of the course: 

The course introduces students to the basic methodological approaches to research in interdisciplinary European Studies (European law, policy, economics and other areas), as well as theories of Europeanisation applicable to research in these areas. The ultimate goal of the course is to enhance European Studies research and teaching capacity of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

The aim of the course is to introduce post-graduate and doctoral students in various social science and humanities disciplines to the theories of Europeanisation and thereby to widen the pool of theoretical frameworks that they can build on in their research projects. The objectives of the course are the following:

  • to introduce students to the idea and methodology of interdisciplinary research
  • to demonstrate practical application of various social science methods to research of Europeanisation in different disciplines
  • to present various theoretical perspectives on Europeanisation developed in different disciplines and across disciplines
  • to demonstrate application of the Europeanisation frameworks through case-studies in different areas
  • to provide practical advice as to the use of social science methods and Europeanisation frameworks in specific research projects
The concept of Europeanisation is a particularly suitable framework for exploration of interdisciplinary approaches in European studies. This concept has been widely exploited in social science and humanities research and recently has been critiqued for its over-inclusiveness and imprecision. The course will expose students to varieties of definitions of Europeanisation and will address these critiques.
Prof. in charge: 
Dr. Tetiana Kyselova, Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov
Discipline of Audience: 
Primary target group of the course includes doctoral students (both of aspirantura and PhD school) and independent researchers in various social sciences disciplines at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
The course is invites participants from departments of law, economics, political science, sociology and other departments of the Academy.