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Politics of the EU

Vak 2012-2013

Description

Purposes: 1. Familiarizing students with the most important theoretical approaches that are used to study European integration, including neo-functionalism, liberal intergovernmentalism and multi-level governance. 2. Providing an overview of European Union (EU) institutions and patterns of European integration in various policy areas and reporting on related developments in the form of an essay.

Content: This course familiarises students with theoretical approaches often used to study European integration, including neo-functionalism, liberal intergovernmentalism and multi-level governance. It provides an overview of European Union (EU) institutions and patterns of European integration in various policy areas. We notably focus on the role of the European Council, the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament and on economic and monetary integration.

Methods of Instruction

Lectures and discussion

Study Material

Lelieveldt, Herman and Sebastiaan Princen (2011), The Politics of the European Union. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hosli, Madeleine O. (2005): The Euro. An Introduction to European Monetary Integration, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Examination

You can register for an exam or retake through USIS until 10 days before the exam or retake.

The final grade for this course consists of two elements: a 2000-word essay on current challenges to European integration (30 percent) and a final examination (70 percent).

Exam
Thursday 20 December, 13.00-16.00 hrs, in USC

Re-exam
Thursday 17 Januray 2013, 13.00-16.00 hrs, in USC

Schedule:

Lectures
Tuesday 30 October till 11 december, 17.00-19.00 hrs, in SC01
Thursday 1 November till 13 december, 11.00-13.00 hrs, in Gorl. 03