Not available in 2017/18
EU430 Half Unit
Europeanization: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Prof Kevin Featherstone COW 2.02
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 EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict, MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
How and why we experience European Union membership differently across our national political systems is becoming increasingly important in debates about the future of Europe. Crises of legitimacy, capability, and impact have been identified. Following this lead, this course compares and contrasts domestic responses to European integration, highlighting differences between policy mechanisms and sectors; institutional capacities and settings; and political (party and electoral) behaviour. The discussion and analysis is framed by the notion of ‘Europeanization’, to consider the linkages between the European and national levels.
20 hours of seminars in the MT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
Within these sessions the format will vary between lectures, seminar discussion and student presentations/projects.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
One 1,500 word assignment.
Graziano, P. and Vink, M.P. (eds) (2006) Europeanization: New Research Agendas, Palgrave Macmillan; Bulmer, S. and Lesquesne, C. (eds) (2005) The Member States of the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press; K Featherstone & C Radaelli (Eds), The Politics of Europeanization; Oxford University Press, (2003); K Goetz & S Hix (Eds), Europeanised Politics? European Integration and National Political Systems, Frank Cass, (2001); M Green Cowles, J Caporaso & T Risse (Eds), Transforming Europe: Europeanization and Domestic Change, Ithaca, Cornell UP; F. Schimmelfennig and U. Sedelmeier (eds) (2005) The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe, Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Essay (100%, 5000 words) in the LT.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2016/17: 43
Average class size 2016/17: 14
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills