Policy-making & Regulation in Europe
Course Code: PUBLG016
Course Tutor: Dr Nicola Chelotti (Department of Political Science)
Assessment: One 3,000 word essay
Credit Value: 15
About this course
The main aim of this course is to provide a detailed understanding of how the policy process of the European Union operates and of its policy output, to convey this knowledge through the theoretical foundations of political science and, particularly, of policy analysis, and to enable students to develop analytical and theoretical skills that can be transferred directly into a non-academic environment or that provide the foundations for further academic research.
The emphasis of this course is on the policy process and policy output of the European Union, each lecture relates to theories in policy analysis and their empirical application to the European Union. You should gain a working knowledge of different policy types and interpret this knowledge theoretically and analytically through the main theories in political science. In the process you will access critically empirical evidence and develop positive and normative interpretations of important policy questions facing the EU leaders.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- understand the policy-making process of the European Union
- understand the main policy output of the European Union
- interpret this knowledge theoretically and analytically through the main theories in political science and, particularly, in policy analysis
- present concisely theories and arguments
- assess critically empirical evidence
- develop positive and normative interpretations of important policy questions facing the EU leaders.