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Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

Academic Coordinator


T: +43 1 606 68 77-3863
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3869

Room: A.3.18
Favoritenstraße 226
1100 Wien


Lectures 2021/22

Administration, Economics, Security, Politics

> MAR1C1 Scientific Working Skills and Writing UE
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MAR1C1 Scientific Working Skills and Writing UE

Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Dr.in Yvonne Prinzellner

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to scientific rules, work and writing
- Introduction to different types of scientific texts

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Paper

Teaching methods

Writing an excerpt and a scientific article; reviewing a scientific article

Language

English

> MAR1C2 Methodology UE
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MAR1C2 Methodology UE

Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Mag. Dr. Christian Hummer, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Dr.in Yvonne Prinzellner

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to social research strategies
- Methodological research approaches (qualitative and quantitative)

Assessment methods

Final exam
Paper

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

> MCO2C2 Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue I…
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MCO2C2 Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue ILV

Lector: PD Dr. Dr. Madalina Diaconu, Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Prof. Dr. Richard Trappl

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Multicultural, intercultural, cross-cultural, glocal: definitions, historical background, relevance for Central and (South) Eastern Europe. Inner Orientalism and self-colonization
- Urbanity as Western concept? Variations of the urban ethos according to cultural and historic factors
- Public and private space: definitions, characteristics, classification, cultural variety.
- Social practices of producing and using urban space. Classical theories and their limits (e.g. strolling)
- Intercultural and interreligious agenda for cities. Urban policy approaches to diversity
- Creative industries of minority ethnic groups and ethnical economies
- Planning intercultural and interreglious neighborhoods
- Dialogue and divergence in lieux de mémoire (public monuments and public squares)
- Interreligious dimensions

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

> MGO1C2 International Governance and Institutions I…
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MGO1C2 International Governance and Institutions ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Mag.a Marlies Stubits-Weidinger, MBA MSc

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Foundations of International Relations and the Global System of States
- Theories of International Relations and the Role of Law and Organizations
- The Landscape of International Governance and Institutions
- Contemporary Challenges and Global Crisis (Global Financial Crisis and COVID-19) and the Future of International Relations
- Role of Civil Society

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods; discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

> MGO1C3 City Diplomacy ILV
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MGO1C3 City Diplomacy ILV

Lector: Botschafter Dr. Franz Cede , Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- International Organizations and Cities & Regions: the role of UN Habitat, OECD, EU
- The State of World Cities and international developments
- City Diplomacy – the Role of Cities & Regions in International Relations
- Multilayered Diplomacy of Cities & Regions
- City Diplomacy and Civil Society

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

> MGO1C5 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current T…
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MGO1C5 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of the lectures and talks is related to urban policy and international affairs.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

> MGO2C1 Socioeconomic Theories ILV
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MGO2C1 Socioeconomic Theories ILV

Lector: Mag. MSC Martin Kreutner, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The students are, after finishing the course, able to
- Identify major theories and trends in socio-economic thought
- Assess the impact of the Austrian school at international level
- Theorize pros and cons of public infrastructure ownership (like health care, transport, water management, etc.) and public sector based provision of services of general (economic) interest (public utilities, etc.)
- Theorize the pros and cons of market based provision of services of general interest
- Assess relevant contexts for innovative and effective procurement/forms of cooperation

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

> MGO2C2 Legal Framework of SGI/SGEIs in the Europea…
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MGO2C2 Legal Framework of SGI/SGEIs in the European Union UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Pablo Collazzo, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Essentials of EU procurement law and EU state aid law
- Interplays with EU competition law
- Disambiguation of Terminologies: SGIs/SGEIs
- Legal Contextualization of SGIs/SGEIs as a concept
- Remunicipalization from a legal point of view and relevant jurisdiction

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

> MGO2C3 Management of SGI/SGEIs. Case Studies UE
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MGO2C3 Management of SGI/SGEIs. Case Studies UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- European Case Studies
- Outcome Assessment
- Learnings and Conclusions

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

> MAR2C1 Empirical Social Research ILV
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MAR2C1 Empirical Social Research ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to qualitative methods
- Introduction to quantitative methods
- Practical exercises of both methods based on case studies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, case studies; blended learning

Language

English

> MCO3C1 Introduction to Negotiation Skills ILV
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MCO3C1 Introduction to Negotiation Skills ILV

Lector: Botschafter Dr. Franz Cede , Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Negotiation Strategies
- Conflict Resolution
- Non-Verbal Communication

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

> MCO3C2 International Negotiation Skills ILV
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MCO3C2 International Negotiation Skills ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

1.5SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- The dynamics of international negotiations and mediations
- Skills to prepare for negotiations in a range of settings
- Explaining specific cases of negotiations

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

> MGO3C3 Policy Analysis and Governance of City Tran…
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MGO3C3 Policy Analysis and Governance of City Transformation ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Cities as Organizations: Interplay of Strategy and Structure, Smart City Governance and Stakeholder Management, New Ways of Collaboration and Impact
Promoters of Change: The Role of Project Champions, Promoters, Innovation Brokers & Change Agents and Opinion Leaders in Urban Context
A Critical Review of the Smart City Terminology
Strategies for City Transformation. Smart City Vienna Framework in Comparison with International Benchmarks
Measuring & Monitoring Progress: Metrics, Indicators, Rankings
Innovative Financing (Guest Speaker)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lectures with interactive formats, group works, break-out sessions and discussion

Language

English

> MGO3C1 Good Governance ILV
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MGO3C1 Good Governance ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Pablo Collazzo, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Creation, development, and impact of the concept of 'good governance'
- Rule of law and democracy
- Anti-Corruption
- SDGs and Good Governance
- Good governance and ethics: business ethics, ethical standards in government, professional ethics
- E-Governance

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

> MGO3C2 International Political Economy and Governa…
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MGO3C2 International Political Economy and Governance ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Mag.a Marlies Stubits-Weidinger, MBA MSc

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic Elements of International Trade Theory, Policies and International Money
- Global Governance in International Economics – the importance of G7, G20, IMF, World Bank and emerging institutions in Asia
- The Role of Multinational Enterprises in International Political Economy
- States, Regionals and Markets in the World Economy in the Era of Digitalization and (post-)Era of Globalization

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

> MML2C3 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current T…
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MML2C3 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of the lectures and talks is related to urban policy and international affairs.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

> MIAC2 Introduction to EU Policies ILV
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MIAC2 Introduction to EU Policies ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Internal market policy
- Competition and state aid policy
- Green deal
- Innovation and research policy
- Structural and Cohesion policy
- Common Foreign and Security policy

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion. Complementary self-study of given literature.

Language

English

> MIAC3 Introduction to International Economic Law I…
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MIAC3 Introduction to International Economic Law ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Mag.a Marlies Stubits-Weidinger, MBA MSc

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic Principles of the International Legal Economic Order
- The Main Actors and Law Makers of International Economic Law
- Basic Elements of World Trade Law (GATT, GATS, TRIPS, Anti-Dumping Measures) and Regional Trade Agreements
- Introduction to Mechanisms of International Dispute Settlements and International Commercial Arbitration
- Comparison and Case Studies of the Regional Market Integrations

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

> Composing academic texts UE
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Composing academic texts UE

Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, Maximilian Freissler, MA., Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.4SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic skills of scientific reasoning and writing
- Dealing with different types of scientific texts
- Literature research, application and correct citation
- Scientific writing, different types of scientific texts

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, exercises

Language

German