MAN-BCU336
European Governance
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CursusMAN-BCU336
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen; Bachelor Bestuurskunde;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 1
Coördinator
dr. G.J. Brandsma
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Examinator
dr. G.J. Brandsma
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. G.J. Brandsma
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Docent
dr. G.J. Brandsma
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Docent
M.J. Hoppen
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Collegejaar2022
Periode
3  (30-01-2023 t/m 09-04-2023)
Aanvangsblok
3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
  • identify the main EU political-administrative actors and describe their main tasks and responsibilities in processes of European governance;
  • explain processes of European integration including the main stages in the institutional development thereof;
  • understand the main stages in the EU’s policy cycle and how these relate to the EU’s institutional setup’s policy cycle and, more specifically, the steps in the EU’s ordinary legislative procedure
  • recognize and theorize interrelationships between EU and national institutions, and EU institutions among each other, and report on these.
Inhoud
The European Union (EU) exerts a strong influence on its member states. It constitutes a new politico-administrative layer above national states, affecting national policies, politics and polities. At the same time, this politico-administrative layer is also a product of national states. Reluctant to transfer too much power to the EU level, national governments retain a crucial role in European policy processes. National civil servants are deeply embedded in the development and adoption of EU policies, as well as in their implementation ‘back home’.  

The EU is also a highly complicated system of governance. ‘Brussels’ defies easy categorization in terms of its structure, governance processes and operational logic. To make things worse, it is under constant (re)construction- often at the verge of deconstruction. To complicate things further, the EU faces a number of existential crises and challenges: BREXIT, Covid, relations with Russia, the financial crisis and migration, to name a few. The EU is regularly criticized by national media and politicians, and distrusted by the people- either for being ineffective and weak, or for being too powerful and intrusive.  

In sum, the EU is important, complex and heavily contested. It is thus imperative for students of Public Administration to develop a deep understanding of processes of European integration and governance and the challenges the EU is facing. Moreover, in their likely capacity of future civil servants, students of PA must learn how to play an active role in EU policy processes.
Niveau

Voorkennis
Introduction to Public Administration or Introduction to Political Science.
Toetsinformatie
Mid-term digital exam, final written test. Partial grades from previous years remain valid. Students who passed the end-term exam or essay test in previous editions of this course can use this grade to replace the final test of this year's edition.
Bijzonderheden

Niveau
Ba 2 PM

Verplicht materiaal
Boek
ISBN:9781352009699
Titel:European Union Politics
Auteur:McCormick, J.
Uitgever:London: Palgrave
Druk:3

Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Opmerking
Mix of lectures, guest lectures, and seminars.

Werkgroep
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Written test
Weging6
ToetsvormTest
GelegenhedenBlok 3, Blok 4

Mid-term exam
Weging4
ToetsvormDigitale toets met CIRRUS
GelegenhedenBlok 3, Blok 4