EU PUBLIC POLICIES

Anno accademico 2018/2019 - 1° anno

Obiettivi formativi

  • POLICY PROCESS IN THE EU

    In its second part the course is focused on the European Public Policies: Foreign, Security & Defence Policy and it is about the EU as an actor of the world political system. The student gains knowledge about the political and security relations of the EU with the rest of the world.

  • EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY

    The EU Public Policy course in its first part provides students with a knowledge of the policy process in the EU, with particular focus on agenda setting and policy shaping phases.


Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

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    Lessons, Workshop, presentation by Students on a reading list provided in advance by Professor

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    Students learn how to apply the political science methods to building knowledge about the EU’s presence and actions in world affairs. At the course completion, they will be able to analyze and to write and present reports about the successes and failures of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).

    The Module is structured around 7 questions. They are separately addressed in 2 two-hour sessions, the Monday and Thursday session.


Prerequisiti richiesti

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    Knowledge of the institutional and political roganisation of the European Union

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    This is not a current events seminar. Readings and homework must be done prior to class meetings. Key readings in electronic format are provided by the instructor to the students. They offer to student scientific-based knowledge necessary to develop informed opinions. Homework aims at making the student able to shape the argument s/he wants to defend in the class discussion. Homework consists in preparing either a 3/5-slide PowerPoint or a Poster file. It outlines the student’s argument on the topic of the class debate. All the students hand by email the homework file to the Instructor the day before the relevant session.


Frequenza lezioni

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    Mandatory

  • EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY

    mandatory


Contenuti del corso

  • POLICY PROCESS IN THE EU

    the course is designed to permit students to understand the European Union Public Policy Process and to be able to conceptualize the EU's policy in terms of policy analysis. The first part provides an analysis of the main concepts of the public policy analysis. The second part aims at analysing the EU policy process in terms of policy cycle.

  • EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY

    November 19 & 22 - Introduction

    November 26 & 29 – Is a common foreign, security and defense policy possible?

    December 3 & 6 – CFSP and CSDP: Who’s in charge?

    December 10 & 13 – Based on what logic does the EU play as a global actor?

    December 17 & 20 – Which opportunities and challenges does the rise of China set to Europe?

    January 7 & 10 – Will the EU contain assertive Russia?

    January 14 & 17 – Will CSDP operations undermine multilateral security? A

    January 20 & 27 – How effective is EU in managing world issues and crises?

    January 30 – Wrap up


Testi di riferimento

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    1) Versluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

    Suggestions for further reading:

    • Smith K. and Larimer C., Chapter one: Public Policy as a Concept and a Field (or Fields) of Study, in The Public Policy Theory Primer, Westview Press, 2009
    • Howlett, Ramesh and Perl.. Chapter four - Agenda-Setting in Studying Public Policy, Third Edition, Oxford University Press, 2009, pag. 92-96 and 101-108.
    • Bocquillon P., Dobbels M. (2013): “An elephant on the 13th floor of the Berlaymont? European Council and Commission relations in legislative agenda setting”, Journal of European Public Policy, 21:1, 20-38;
    • Princeen S., Agenda-setting in the European Union: a theoretical exploration and agenda for research Journal of European Public Policy 14:1 January 2007: 21–38
    • Wasserfallen F. (2010): The judiciary as legislator? How the European Court of Justice shapes policy-making in the European Union, Journal of European Public Policy, 17:8, 1128-1146
    • Charlotte Burns , Anne Rasmussen & Christine Reh (2013) : Legislative codecision and its impact on the political system of the European Union, JEPP, ,Vo. 20, n. 7 [941-952].
    • Lord C., (2013): The democratic legitimacy of codecision, JEPP, Vo. 20, n. 7, [1056-1073]
    • Longo F. (2015): A Party system without a Party Government?, Mascia M. (Ed), Towards a European Transnational Party System, Padova, AUSE.

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    Attinà Fulvio (2011), Europe as an International Actor, in International Encyclopedia of Political Science, SAGE.

    Cmakalová Katerina and Jan Martin Rolenc (2012), Actorness and legitimacy of the European Union, in “Cooperation and Conflict”, 47, 2, 260-270.

    Devuyst Youri (2012), The European Council and the CFSP after the Lisbon Treaty, in “European Foreign Affairs Review”, 17, 3, 327–350.

    Howorth Jolyon (2012), Decision-making in security and defense policy: Towards supranational intergovernmentalism? in “Cooperation & Conflict”, 47, 4, 433-453.

    Hettne Björn and Söderbaum Fredrik (2005), Civilian Power or Soft Imperialism? The EU as a Global Actor and the Role of Interregionalism, in “European Foreign Affairs Review”, 10: 535–552.

    Youngwan Kim & Christian Jensen (2018) Preferences and institutions: constraints on European Union foreign aid distribution, in “Journal of European Integration”, 40, 2, 177-192.

    Attinà Fulvio (2016), Traditional security issues, in Wang Janwei and Song Weiqing, eds, China, The European Union, and the International Politics of Global Governance, Houndmills, Palgrave MacMillan, 175-194.

    Linden Ronald H. (2018), The New Sea People: China in the Mediterranean, IAI PAPERS 18 | 14

    Casier Tom (2018), The different faces of power in European Union–Russia relations, in Cooperation and Conflict, 53, 101–117.

    Nitoiu Cristian (2014), EU–Russia relations: Between conflict and cooperation, in “International Politics”, 51, 234–253.

    Attinà Fulvio (2014), Multilateralism and conflict management: assessing peace operations, in Telò Mario, ed., Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe. Towards a better global governance? Farnham, Ashgate, pp. 373-387.

    Monteleone Carla (2011), The enabling factor: the influence of US-EU cooperation on UN peace operations, in European Security, 20, 2, 265- 289.

    Attinà Fulvio (2018), Tackling the migrant wave: EU as a source and a manager of crisis, in Revista Espanola de Derecho Internacional, 70, 2, 49-70.

    Delputte Sarah, Steven Lannoo, Jan Orbie & Joren Verschaeve (2015), Europeanisation of aid budgets: Nothing is as it seems, in European Politics and Society,


Programmazione del corso

POLICY PROCESS IN THE EU
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1EU as a political systemVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 2 
2Policy Analysis and policy cicle in the EU Political SystemVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 1 
3EU Policies: classification and analysisVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 3 
4The first policy stage: Agenda Setting in the EUVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 5 
5Agenda Setting case studiesVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 5 
6Policy shaping in the EU: Versluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 6 
7Decision Making Phase in the EU Versluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 7 
8Implementation Stage in the EU Versluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 8 
EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1Is a common foreign, security and defense policy possible?Attinà Fulvio (2011), Europe as an International Actor, in International Encyclopedia of Political Science, SAGE. Cmakalová Katerina and Jan Martin Rolenc (2012), Actorness and legitimacy of the European Union, in “Cooperation and Conflict”, 47, 2, 260-2 
2CFSP and CSDP: Who’s in charge?Devuyst Youri (2012), The European Council and the CFSP after the Lisbon Treaty, in “European Foreign Affairs Review”, 17, 3, 327–350. Howorth Jolyon (2012), Decision-making in security and defense policy: Towards supranational intergovernmentalism? in “C 
3Based on what logic does the EU play as a global actor?Hettne Björn and Söderbaum Fredrik (2005), Civilian Power or Soft Imperialism? The EU as a Global Actor and the Role of Interregionalism, in “European Foreign Affairs Review”, 10: 535–552. Youngwan Kim & Christian Jensen (2018) Preferences and instituti 
4Which opportunities and challenges does the rise of China set to Europe?Attinà Fulvio (2016), Traditional security issues, in Wang Janwei and Song Weiqing, eds, China, The European Union, and the International Politics of Global Governance, Houndmills, Palgrave MacMillan, 175-194. Linden Ronald H. (2018), The New Sea People:  
5Will the EU contain assertive Russia? Casier Tom (2018), The different faces of power in European Union–Russia relations, in Cooperation and Conflict, 53, 101–117. Nitoiu Cristian (2014), EU–Russia relations: Between conflict and cooperation, in “International Politics”, 51, 234–253. 
6Will CSDP operations undermine multilateral security?Attinà Fulvio (2014), Multilateralism and conflict management: assessing peace operations, in Telò Mario, ed., Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe. Towards a better global governance? Farnham, Ashgate, pp. 373-387. Monteleone Carla (2011), The enabling 
7How effective is EU in managing world issues and crises?Attinà Fulvio (2018), Tackling the migrant wave: EU as a source and a manager of crisis, in Revista Espanola de Derecho Internacional, 70, 2, 49-70. Delputte Sarah, Steven Lannoo, Jan Orbie & Joren Verschaeve (2015), Europeanisation of aid budgets: Nothin 

VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

  • POLICY PROCESS IN THE EU

    Assessment method. The GLOPEM Degree Course regulation permits to be admitted to the final exam those students who attend the 70% of class session (for this part of the course: 21 hours/30; 7 classes/10). Being absent more than three times is cause for not be admitted to the final exam.

    Assessment is based on the evaluation of:

    40% Writings discussion Papers

    20% Participation in Class Scheduled Debate

    40% Term Paper

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    The course mark assesses the student’s homework (50%) and participation in the class discussion (50%).


Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

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    1. How Public Policy can be defined?
    2. What are the stages of the policy cicle model?
    3. What are the characteristics of the European Union Agenda?
    4. What actors are involved in the policy shaping process of the EU?
    5. What are the main actors of the European Union’s decision making process?
  • EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY

    Is common foreign, security and defense policy possible?

    CFSP and CSDP: Who’s in charge?

    Based on what logic does the EU play as a global actor?

    Which opportunities and challenges does the rise of China set to Europe?

    Will the EU contain assertive Russia?

    Will CSDP operations undermine multilateral security?

    How effective is EU in managing world issues and crises?