EU430 Half Unit
Europeanization: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Prof Kevin Featherstone CBG 5.04
This course is available on the MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPA in Social Impact, MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe, MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in European and International Public Policy, MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Bocconi), MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe, MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po) and MSc in The Global Political Economy of China and Europe (LSE and Fudan). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The course examines the effect of European Union membership on member states' policies, institutions and societies. The consequences of EU membership, as well as how and why we experience membership differently across our national political systems are increasingly important elements of the debate about the future of Europe. Crises of legitimacy, capability, and impact have been identified. Following this lead, this course evaluates the influence of European integration on member states, 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.
This course is delivered through a combination of seminars and lectures totalling a minimum of 22.5 hours across Michaelmas Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of recorded lectures and student presentations, flipped lectures (online discussion of weekly topics) and in-person and online seminars. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of the Michaelmas Term.
Students will be expected to produce one formative essay (2000 words) and a presentation in the MT.
- Graziano, P. and Vink, M.P. (eds) (2006) Europeanization: New Research Agendas, Palgrave Macmillan;
- Exadaktylos, Claudio M. Radaelli (2012) Research Design in European Studies: Establishing Causality in Europeanization Palgrave;
- Bulmer, S. and Lesquesne, C. (eds) (2013) The Member States of the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press;
- Sanders, D (2012) The Europeanization of National Polities? 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.
Project (100%, 5000 words) in the LT.
The summative assessment is a policy project (100%, 5000 words) due in the LT.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2019/20: 23
Average class size 2019/20: 12
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills