MAN-MBK013
EU Policy Delivery
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusMAN-MBK013
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
CategorieMA (Master)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen; Master Bestuurskunde;
Docenten
Coördinator
prof. dr. E. Mastenbroek
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
prof. dr. E. Mastenbroek
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. E. Mastenbroek
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. E. Mastenbroek
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. R.M. Schrama
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2022
Periode
2  (07-11-2022 t/m 29-01-2023)
Aanvangsblok
2
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
Upon completion of this course, students can:
  1. describe the EU’s system for policy delivery in institutional, legal and conceptual terms and explain its development;
  2. contrast EU policy delivery with regular ‘national’ implementation and enforcement;
  3. identify key domestic and EU actors in the policy delivery process and describe their roles and interactions;
  4. describe and apply the key normative and legal yardsticks for EU policy delivery, such as timeliness, correctness, effectiveness, and legitimacy, and critically reflect on these;
  5. develop a diagnosis of policy delivery both in general terms and in specific cases;
  6. explain key problems with EU policy delivery, utilizing theoretical insights from International Relations theory and Public Administration;
  7. develop theory-based suggestions for improving national policy delivery, utilizing insights from International Relations theory and Public Administration, and reflect on their scope of application;
  8. describe and assess the EU’s main instruments for improving national policy delivery in three key arenas: the vertical setting (enforcement by the Commission and Court of Justice of the European Union), the horizontal setting (European Administrative Networks and bilateral enforcement), and the domestic setting (decentral enforcement/Eurolegalism);
  9. formulate recommendations for further academic research on policy delivery;
  10. formulate evidence-based recommendations for the further development of the EU’s system of policy delivery.
Inhoud
 
The European Union is a regulatory state. Through the adoption of common European legislation, it seeks to enable the member states to reach policy goals that they cannot reach on their own, such as market integration and environmental protection. In order to reach these outcomes, the EU is highly dependent on the capacities and expertise of the member states, which generally bear the responsibility for implementation. The member states, or rather the legislative, administrative and judicial actors within them, are to comply with EU law. This means that they must transpose, operationalize, apply and enforce EU legislation on their territory. In doing so, they use their national political, administrative and legal institutions, resources and instruments.

At the same time, compliance with and implementation of EU law does not materialize automatically. The process of policy delivery is characterized by manifold hurdles and gaps, as it is contingent on resources, administrative capacities and political priorities of the member states. As noted by the European Commission and academic observers, policy implementation and enforcement are weak links in the process of European integration, which ultimately threaten problem-solving.

In this course, students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU’s system of EU policy delivery. Students learn to describe, understand and assesses its design, functioning and effectiveness. In doing so, they make use of theoretical insights into compliance and implementation, derived from the fields of International Relations and Public Administration. In assessing the system’s functioning, students utilize and critically engage with key normative principles. In studying EU policy delivery, they focus on both the institutions and behaviour of domestic governmental actors- primarily parliaments, governments, regulatory agencies and subnational authorities. Finally, they identify and assess the working of key EU instruments for improving EU policy delivery, such as the infringement procedure, European Administrative Networks and decentralized enforcement.
 
Niveau

Voorkennis
The course EU policy delivery can be followed as an elective by students with:
  • a completed BA degree or premaster programme in Political Science or Public Administration, comprising at least one course on EU governance / politics / administration / integration.
  • a completed BA degree or premaster programme in Spatial Planning or Environmental Studies, comprising 1) at least one course on EU governance / politics / administration / integration and 2) at least one course on Political Science or Public Administration.
Toetsinformatie
  • Exam (40%)
  • Paper (60%)
  • Bonus (0,5) in case of active participation
Partial results remain valid for one year
Bijzonderheden
Prerequisite exchange students: one EU course at bachelor level required
Niveau
Ma 1

Aanbevolen materiaal
Artikelen
We will use selected academic articles and chapters, which are available online. Please refer to the course guide on Brightspace.

Werkvormen
Hoorcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Seminar
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Bonus
Weging1
ToetsvormVoor toekennen bonuspunten
GelegenhedenBlok 2, Blok 3

Opmerking
Bonus (0,5) in case of active participation.

Exam
Weging4
ToetsvormDigitale toets met CIRRUS
GelegenhedenBlok 2, Blok 3

Paper
Weging6
ToetsvormPaper
GelegenhedenBlok 2, Blok 3

Opmerking
Paper (60%)