EU430 Half Unit
Europeanization: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change
This information is for the 2023/24 session.
Professor Yaprak Gursoy CBG 7.04
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 Fudan) 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.
This course has a limited number of places (it is controlled access) and demand is typically very high. Priority is given to students from the European Institute, so students from outside this programme may not get a place.
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 20 hours across Autumn Term. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of Autumn Term.
Students will be expected to produce one formative essay (2000 words) and a presentation in the AT.
- 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 WT.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2022/23: 17
Average class size 2022/23: 17
Controlled access 2022/23: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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