European union institutions and policies

  • A.A. 2016/2017
  • CFU 8
  • Ore 40
  • Classe di laurea LM-52
Andrea Prontera / Ricercatore / Scienza politica (SPS/04)
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, della Comunicazione e delle Relazioni Internazionali
Prerequisiti

Not required.

Obiettivi del corso

The course aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the
European Union's core institutions, internal and foreign policies. It will explain
the working of the EU institutions and analyze their contribution to the
European policy-making process. It also introduces the students to the main
theoretical interpretations of the development of the European integration. Finally, the course will provide students with the basic knowledge on the international relations of the European Union.

Programma del corso

The main topics of the course are (8 CFU):

- A short history of the European integration
- Theoretical perspectives on EU integration
- The EU's institutions and their role in the policy making process
- EU as a multilevel system of governance
- Lobbying and interest groups in the EU policy process
- Europeanization and EU-Member States interactions
- Major EU policy fields (single market, competition policy, social policy,
environmental policy, justice and home affairs as well as foreign and security
policy)
- The role of the EU as an international actor
- International Relations theories and the EU external relations
- EU and global governance
- EU as a security actor in international politics
- EU, United States and the emerging powers

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) D. Kenealy, J. Peterson, e R. Corbett The European Union: How Does it Work? Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015
  • 2.  (A) C. Hill and M. Smith International Relations and the European Union Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011
Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

Program for attending students taking 8 credits:

- D. Kenealy, J. Peterson, e R. Corbett The European Union: How Does it Work?, Oxford University Press, 2015.

- C. Hill and M. Smith, International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2011 (Chapters. 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 19)

- Additional materials for attending students will be made available during classes by uploading them on the teacher's website.

Program for non-attending students taking 6 credits:

- D. Kenealy, J. Peterson, e R. Corbett The European Union: How Does it Work?, Oxford University Press, 2015.

- C. Hill and M. Smith, International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2011 (Chapters. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8)

Program for non-attending students taking 8 credits:

- D. Kenealy, J. Peterson, e R. Corbett The European Union: How Does it Work?, Oxford University Press, 2015.

- C. Hill and M. Smith, International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2011 (Chapters. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)

Metodi didattici
  • Frontal lessons and case studies.
Modalità di valutazione
  • Exams will be only in written form through open questions.
    Attending students will be offered the opportunity to divide their exam into two parts: mid term and final exam.
    Exams aim at assessing the level of assimilation of notions and concepts discussed in class as well as the aquisition of a methodology skills that should enable students to have a critical understanding of European politics and EU foreing affairs.
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica

The course will be taught in English

Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione

The exam will be in English