Government, Politics and Public Policy in the European Union
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Eiko Thielemann CON3.14
This course is available on the BSc in Government, BSc in Government and Economics, BSc in Government and History, BSc in International Relations, BSc in Politics and Philosophy and BSc in Social Policy with Government. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
Students must have completed Introduction to Political Science (GV101).
The course is divided into two parts; (i) Government and Politics: the EU as a political system, the Council, the Commission and the Parliament in the policy process, Court of Justice and Judicial politics, public opinion and EP elections, parties and Europe, interest representation; (ii) Public Policy: the policy-making process, policy implementation, the single market, social and environmental policies, budgetary policies, EMU, migration policies, external relations policies.
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of lectures and 2 hours of classes in the ST.
Two essays per term; students' preparedness for the examinations will depend on this written work and on private reading.
S Hix and B Hoyland, The Political System of the European Union, 3rd edn; H Wallace, M Pollack & A Young (Eds), Policy-Making in the European Union, 6th edn; D Dinan, Ever Closer Union? An Introduction to the European Union, 4th edn.
Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.
Total students 2012/13: Unavailable
Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable
Value: One Unit
- Problem solving