EU430 Half Unit
Europeanization: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Prof Kevin Featherstone CBG 5.04
This course is available on the 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 lectures and seminars totalling a minimum of 25 hours across Michaelmas Term. The teaching will be delivered this year through a combination of online and on-campus formats (or if required, online only). This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of 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.
Essay (100%, 5000 words) in the LT.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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 2020/21: 19
Average class size 2020/21: 10
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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