Mandatory for Mundus MAPP students, Elective for One-year MAPP students and MPA students;
Governance Specialization, Elective for CCL students (3 credits).
This course focuses governance and policy-making in the European Union (EU). The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach, with a particular focus on political science, IR and legal studies perspectives. It contains three substantive components covering the EU’s institutional framework and key decision-making processes (Institutions), the main theoretical perspectives on European integration and governance (Theories), and an analysis of core fields of EU public policy (Policies). Moreover, a core feature of the course is that it combines seminar sessions with interactive guest lectures which are delivered by prominent scholars in the discipline as well as EU policy-makers. This course is aimed at students who seek to engage in EU-related research and/or would like to work in or with EU institutions in their professional careers with.
The course provides students with an overview of policy-making in the European Union and introduces them to contemporary challenges of European integration.