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Terri Givens

Associate Professor Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Terri Givens

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Biography

Terri E. Givens is Associate Professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She was formerly Vice Provost, International Activities and Undergraduate Curriculum, Director of the Center for European Studies, and Director of the France-UT Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from Stanford University. Her academic interests include radical right parties, immigration politics, and the politics of race in Europe. She has conducted extensive research in Europe, particularly in France, Germany, Austria and Denmark.

She has received Fellowships from the Wilson Center, the Ford Foundation, the University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship and various other grants and fellowships to support her research in Europe. Her book, Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, was published in Fall 2005 with Cambridge University Press. She has edited the book Immigration Policy and Security with Gary Freeman and David Leal. Her book Legislating Equality: The Politics of Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe appeared in Spring 2014 with Oxford University Press. Her articles have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Policy Studies Journal, and Comparative European Politics. She is an active member of the American Political Science Association, the European Union Studies Association, and the Council for European Studies.  She is a regular columnist with Inside Higher Ed at http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/running.

Terri is an avid runner, and enjoys many outdoor activities in Austin. As the proud mother of two handsome young boys, Andrew and Brandon, she also spends a great deal of time on the soccer fields and investigating the flora and fauna of the area. In her spare time, she gets out to listen to jazz, the symphony, and watches dance performances with her husband, Mike Scott.

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36710 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 1
(also listed as GOV 324L )
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Course Description

Europe has experienced major change since World War II, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to European enlargement, with Croatia increasing the size of the EU to 28 member states. European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe. The current fiscal crisis has complicated politics in the EU, and challenged the survival of both the Euro and the broader European project. This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.

 

What is comparative politics?

Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.

 

Course Requirements

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the political institutions of European governments and the European Union.  By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to describe the different types of government institutions and how they impact politics and policy making in Europe. They will also be expected to describe some of the important issues facing European governments, including issues related to immigration, the financial crisis and European enlargement. Student achievement of these goals will be assessed through exams and written assignments as described below.

 

To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings and to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class).  Any assignments not completed within a week of the due date will be given a zero.  There will be two exams and weekly assignments.  The overall grading breakdown is as follows:

 

Exam 1                                                            25%

Exam 2                                                            25%

Weekly assignments                                       40%

Participation                                                    10%

Total                                                                100%

 

Plus-Minus grading will be used:

 

Texts

Gallagher, Laver and Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe (Fifth Edition)

John McCormick, Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction (The European Union Series), Fifth edition.

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

37055 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ B0.306
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course Description

Europe has experienced major change since World War II, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 28 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe. The current fiscal crisis has complicated politics in the EU, and challenged the survival of both the Euro and the broader European project. This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.

 

What is comparative politics?

Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.

 

Course Requirements

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the political institutions of European governments and the European Union.  By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to describe the different types of government institutions and how they impact politics and policy making in Europe. They will also be expected to describe some of the important issues facing European governments, including issues related to immigration, the financial crisis and European enlargement. Student achievement of these goals will be assessed through exams and written assignments as described below.

 

To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings and to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class).  Any assignments not completed within a week of the due date will be given a zero.  There will be two exams and weekly assignments.  The overall grading breakdown is as follows:

 

Exam 1                                                          20%

Exam 2                                                          30%

Weekly assignments                                       40%

Participation                                                    10%

Total                                                              100%

 

Plus-Minus grading will be used:

 

Texts

Gallagher, Laver and Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe (Fifth Edition)

John McCormick, Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction (The European Union Series), Fifth edition.

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36855 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 1
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course Description

Europe has experienced major change since World War II, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 27 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe. The current fiscal crisis has complicated politics in the EU, and challenged the survival of both the Euro and the broader European project. This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.

Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.

 

Grading Policy

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the political institutions of European governments and the European Union.  By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to describe the different types of government institutions and how they impact politics and policy making in Europe. They will also be expected to describe some of the important issues facing European governments, including issues related to immigration, the financial crisis and European enlargement. Student achievement of these goals will be assessed through exams and written assignments as described below.

To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings and to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class).  Any assignments not completed within a week of the due date will be given a zero.  There will be two exams and weekly assignments.  The overall grading breakdown is as follows:

Exam 1                                                          20%

Exam 2                                                          30%

Weekly assignments                                       40%

Participation                                                   10%

Total                                                             100%

Plus-Minus grading will be used

 

Texts

Gallagher, Laver and Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe (Fifth Edition)

John McCormick, Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction (The European Union Series), Fifth edition, Aug 16, 2011.

 

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36580 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ B0.306
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course Description

Europe has experienced major change since World War II, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 27 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe. The current fiscal crisis has complicated politics in the EU, and challenged the survival of both the Euro and the broader European project. This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.

What is comparative politics?

Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.

 

Grading Policy

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the political institutions of European governments and the European Union.  By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to describe the different types of government institutions and how they impact politics and policy making in Europe. They will also be expected to describe some of the important issues facing European governments, including issues related to immigration, the financial crisis and European enlargement. Student achievement of these goals will be assessed through exams and written assignments as described below.

To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings and to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class).  Any assignments not completed within a week of the due date will be given a zero.  There will be two exams and weekly assignments.  The overall grading breakdown is as follows:

Exam 1                                                            20%

Exam 2                                                            30%

Weekly assignments                                         40%

Participation                                                     10%

Total                                                               100%

Plus-Minus grading will be used:

 

Text

Gallagher, Laver and Mair (GLM), Representative Government in Modern Europe (Fifth Edition)

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36535 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 1
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course Description

Europe has experienced major change since World War II, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 27 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe. The current fiscal crisis has complicated politics in the EU, and challenged the survival of both the Euro and the broader European project. This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.

What is comparative politics?

Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.

 

Grading Policy

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the political institutions of European governments and the European Union.  By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to describe the different types of government institutions and how they impact politics and policy making in Europe. They will also be expected to describe some of the important issues facing European governments, including issues related to immigration, the financial crisis and European enlargement. Student achievement of these goals will be assessed through exams and written assignments as described below.

To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings and to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class).  Any assignments not completed within a week of the due date will be given a zero.  There will be two exams and weekly assignments.  The overall grading breakdown is as follows:

 

Exam 1                                                            20%

Exam 2                                                            30%

Weekly assignments                                          40%

Participation                                                      10%

Total                                                                100%

 

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36440 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm MEZ B0.306
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course Description

Europe has experienced major change over the last 25 years, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 27 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe.  This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.

What is comparative politics?

Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.

Course Requirements

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the political institutions of European governments and the European Union.  By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to describe the different types of government institutions and how they impact politics and policy making in Europe. They will also be expected to describe some of the important issues facing European governments, including issues related to immigration, the financial crisis and European enlargement. Student achievement of these goals will be assessed through exams and written assignments as described below.

 To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings and to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class).  Any assignments not completed within a week of the due date will be given a zero.  There will be two exams and weekly assignments. 

The overall grading breakdown is as follows:

Exam 1                    20%

Exam 2                     30%

Weekly assignments   40%

Participation               10%

Total                         100%

Plus-Minus grading will be used.

Readings

Gallagher, Laver and Mair (GLM), Representative Government in Modern Europe (Fifth Edition)

Documents from the European Union

Items from the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times and online sources

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36380 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 1
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course Description

Europe has experienced major change over the last 25 years, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 27 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe.  This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.

What is comparative politics?

Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.

 

Course Requirements

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the political institutions of European governments and the European Union.  By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to describe the different types of government institutions and how they impact politics and policy making in Europe. They will also be expected to describe some of the important issues facing European governments, including issues related to immigration, the financial crisis and European enlargement. Student achievement of these goals will be assessed through exams and written assignments as described below.

To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings and to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class).  Any assignments not completed within a week of the due date will be given a zero.  There will be two exams and weekly assignments.  The overall grading breakdown is as follows:

Exam 1                    20%

Exam 2                     30%

Weekly assignments                 40%

Participation                     10%

Total                         100%

 

Plus-Minus grading will be used.

Readings

European Politics: A Comparative Introduction, 2nd edition by Tim Bale

Documents from the European Union

Items from the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times and online sources

 

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36640 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm MEZ B0.306
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course DescriptionEurope has experience major change over the last 25 years, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 27 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe.  This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used. What is comparative politics? Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics. Course Requirements To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings, to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class) and to complete all assignments.  You cannot receive a grade if you have not turned in all assignments.  There will be one midterm, a final exam and weekly assignments.  Over the course of the quarter, all students will be asked to write 4 short in-class assignments. These will be unannounced and will ask you to respond to a question or two about the readings for the day.

 

The overall grading breakdown is as follows: 

Midterm                                                          20%

Final Exam                                                      30%

Weekly assignments                                        40%

In class assignments & Participation              10%

Total                                                                100% 

 

Texts:

Gallagher, Laver and Mair (GLM), Representative Government in Modern Europe (Fourth Edition)Other readings will be available via Blackboard

EUS 350 • Govs & Polit Of Western Europe

36135 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 1
(also listed as GOV 324L )
show description

Course Description:
Europe has experienced major change over the last 25 years, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent European enlargement, with Bulgaria and Romania increasing the size of the EU to 27 member states.  Enlargements of Europe, European integration, and ethnic conflict have presented major challenges for the governments of Western Europe.  This course will introduce the governments and politics of countries in Western Europe and a comparative politics approach will be used.
 
What is comparative politics?
Comparative politics is the field within political science that tries to explain why countries vary in their domestic political institutions, their level of political and economic development, and their public policies.  Other fields in political science include international relations, political theory and American politics.
 
Grading Policy:
To receive credit for the course, students are required to complete all assigned readings, to attend lecture (the TA will be taking attendance after the first week of class) and to complete all assignments.  You cannot receive a grade if you have not turned in all assignments.  There will be one midterm, a final exam and weekly assignments.  Over the course of the quarter, all students will be asked to write 4 short in-class assignments. These will be unannounced and will ask you to respond to a question or two about the readings for the day. The overall grading breakdown is as follows:
 
Midterm                                                          20%
Final Exam                                                      30%
Weekly assignments                                        40%
In class assignments & Participation                  10%
Total                                                                100%
 
Textbooks:
Gallagher, Laver and Mair (GLM), Representative Government in Modern Europe (Fourth Edition)
Other readings will be available via Blackboard

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