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European Institutions and Governance



In this seminar, students learn how to analyze processes of European integration, including patterns of decision-making in the European Union (EU). The seminar explores a range of recent work on European integration and decision-making. It discusses the application of major theoretical approaches to different areas of EU policy-making and studies recent institutional developments in the EU, including results of the European Convention, negotiations on the European Constitution, and changes due to the Lisbon Treaty. Students also read articles on the democratic foundations of the EU and work that explicitly tests different theoretical insights on the basis of empirical data.

Methods of Instruction

Lectures and discussion

Study Material

Approximately 1000 pages.


Essays, research paper, presentations, class participation


Tuesday 2 September until 21 October, 9.00-11.00 hrs in 1A45

Entrance Requirements N/A