EU421 Half Unit
Policy-Making in the European Union
This information is for the 2015/16 session.
Prof Sara Hobolt COW 1.02
This course is compulsory on the MSc in EU Politics and MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation, MSc in European Social Policy, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Media and Communications (Media and Communications Governance), MSc in Political Economy of Europe, MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University), MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University), MSc in Public Management and Governance, MSc in Public Policy and Administration, MSc in Public Policy and Administration (Research) and MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
A solid knowledge of the role and functions of EU institutions is required.
This course offers the theoretically informed study of the EU policy-making across a selection of key issue areas. The principal aim of the course is to provide a detailed knowledge of how national and EU institutions interact in European policy making. To achieve this, the course is divided into two parts. The first introduces principal theories of policy making along three core policy dimensions: agenda setting, decision making and policy implementation. In the second part the conceptual insights gained will be used to analyse a number of substantive policy areas. These will typically include: the single market, cohesion policies, immigration and asylum policies, Common Agricultural Policy, Economic and Monetary Union, Justice and Home Affairs and EU foreign policy.
10 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT. 1 hour of lectures and 1 hour and 30 minutes of seminars in the ST.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
H Wallace, M Pollack, & A Young, Policy-Making in the European Union; S Hix &.and B. Hoyland, The Political System of the European Union; M Pollack, The Engines of Integration: Delegation, Agency and Agenda Setting in the European Union; J J Richardson & S Mazey, European Union: Power and Policy-making.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Student performance results
(2011/12 - 2013/14 combined)
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Department: European Institute
Total students 2014/15: 58
Average class size 2014/15: 12
Controlled access 2014/15: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving