PSIR 661 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Governance in the EU
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 661
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives This course aims at analyzing EU Governance in detail and policymaking in the EU.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to explain the milestones of the integration process
  • to explain policy making process of EU governance
  • to explain key trends of the policy making process
  • to explain the factors which shape the influence of the respective actors in the policy making process
  • to analyze key controversies of EU governance
Course Content Policymaking in the EU has been shaped by rules and procedures that developed in a fifty-year period. Today, nearly all possible policy areas are covered by the EU, either based on exclusive or shared competences or merely on a coordinative role at the EU level. The main objective of this course is to analyze these varieties in European Union’s governance. The course is structured into two parts: The first part presents different ways of policymaking in three main policy dimensions (agenda setting, decision making and policy implementation). In the second part, the obtained conceptual perspectives will be analyzed through their implementation to a couple of policy areas (such as single market, social and environmental policies, CAP, migration and asylum policy and foreign policy). This course requires students with strong background knowledge of the roles of EU institutions and their functions.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 European Integration Theories Hoyland and Schieritz (2004) Theories of European Integration, Neill Nuggent (2006) The government and politics of the European Union, chapter 21; Jensen (2010) Neofunctionalism, in M. Cini et. al., European Union Politics, ch. 5, Cini (2010) Intergovernmentalism, in Cini et al. European Union Politics, ch. 6, Bache/Bulmer (2006), chapter 2
3 History of EU Integration I Bache/George (2011) Politics in the EU, chapter 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
4 History of EU Integration II Bache/George (2011) Politics in the EU: chapter 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
5 Institutions of the EU Richardson/Mazey (2015), ch. 4,5,6
6 EU Governance: Agenda Setting and Decision Making Versluis, E., van Keulen, M. and Stephenson, P. (2011) Analyzing the European Union Policy Process (Palgrave Macmillan), Chapter 5: 107/131 and Chapter 7: 154/179.
7 EU Governance: Implementation and Evaluation Richardson/Mazey (2015), ch. 16: Implementation
8 Midterm Exam
9 Key controversies in EU Governance I TBA
10 Key controversies in EU Governance II TBA
11 Key controversies in EU Governance III TBA
12 Key controversies in EU Governance IV TBA
13 Presentations
14 Conclusion Assessment of EU governance TBA
15 Review of the Semester
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Reading Material and power point presentations
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
15
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
25
Presentation / Jury
1
35
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
45
Final Exam
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve and deepen the theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically and analytically the relationships between various factors in the discipline of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture at an advanced level.

X
3

To be able to determine the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature and gain the ability of questioning at an advanced level.

X
4

To be able to gain the ability to develop innovative, leading and original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
5

To be able to gather, analyze, and interpret the data by using advanced qualitative or quantitative research methods in Political Science and International Relations.

X
6

To be able to develop original academic works and publish scientific articles in refereed national or international indexed journals in the field of Political Science and International Relations.

X
7

To be able to describe individual research and contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations in written, oral, and visual forms.

X
8

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity and/or as part of a team in generating innovative and analytical solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

X
9

To be able to develop projects in determining the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in national and international politics.

10

To be able to prepare an original thesis in Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

X
11

To be able to follow new research and developments, publish scientific articles and participate the debates in academic meetings in Political Science and International Relations through a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of gathering, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest