Not available in 2017/18
IR431 Half Unit
European Union Policy Making in a Global-Context
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Uli Sedelmeier CLM.5.06
This course is available on the MSc in EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in International Affairs (LSE and Peking University), MSc in International Relations, MSc in International Relations (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in International Relations (Research), MSc in International Relations Theory, MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy) and MSc in Theory and History of International Relations. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
All students are required to obtain permission from the Teacher Responsible by completing the Student Statement box on the online application form linked to course selection on LSE4You. Admission is not guaranteed.
The course places the development of EU policy-making in its international context. It examines the impact of the external environment on the evolution of common policies and the external impact of EU policies. Topics covered include: the single market; social policy; finance and Economic and Monetary Union; trade policy; foreign and security policy; environmental policy; police cooperation and counter-terrorism; immigration and asylum policy; enlargement and neighbourhood policy.
Watch a short introductory video on this course: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/internationalrelations/video/IR431-EUPM-video.aspx
10 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT. 1 hour of lectures in the ST.
Seminar presentations are allocated at the first meeting of the seminar. Two 2,000-word essays are set and marked by the seminar teacher.
Charlotte Bretherton and John Volger (2006), The European Union as a Global Actor, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2006); Gerda Falkner and Patrick Mueller (eds) (2014) EU Policies in a Global Perspective (Routledge); Jan Orbie (ed.) 2008) Europe’s Global Role. External Policies of the European Union (Ashgate); John Vogler, Richard G. Whitman and Charlotte Bretherton (forthcoming, February 2015) The External Policies of the European Union (Palgrave); Helen Wallace, Mark Pollack and Alasdair Young (eds.) (forthcoming 2014) Policy-Making in the European Union. 7th ed (Oxford University Press,).
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Department: International Relations
Total students 2016/17: Unavailable
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Specialist skills