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European Governance

STVP30 – European Governance (15 credits). Master course in Political Science. Autumn term.

The aim of the course is (a) to convey a theory-based understanding of European governance, that is, the political system of the EU and its processes of policy-making and (b) encourage independent in-depth analysis of current key issues in European governance.

The course is divided into two parts: an overview of the overarching themes of the course, and a study of a particular topic, related to the student’s own interest within the themes of the course.

The course presents and investigates four themes:

  1. the development of the European project
  2. the driving forces in European governance, elaborating on theories of European integration, as well as conflicting values in European governance and channels of interest mediation
  3. the institutions of the EU and the operation of the decision-making machinery, focusing on executive, legislative and judicial politics
  4. the output of the system in the form of markets, money and regulation; enlargement, justice and home affairs.

Literature (pdf, new window)
Syllabus (pdf, new window)