EU PUBLIC POLICIES

Anno accademico 2021/2022 - 1° anno

Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

The front lessons are combined with interactive seminars. Classes will be run as seminars, namely, it is expected that all students participate in the discussion of the material presented. Each week a class meeting will be focused on a topic with a front lesson and one class meeting will focused on the discussion of the “discussion papers”. The class will be organized in groups. Each student is required to read the compulsory chapters, according to the schedule provided by Professor. Each group is required to write rite a two-page ‘discussion paper’ and email it to the professor by the class day. On the discussion class day, the discussion papers are reviewed and discussed by all the students. The student is required also to write a final paper (about 6000 words) which must reply to the list of “study questions” given by the professor at the end of the course.


Prerequisiti richiesti

none


Frequenza lezioni

mandatory


Contenuti del corso

This section of the course is designed to permit students to understand the European Union Public Policy Process and to be able to conceptualise the EU's policy in terms of policy analysis.

The first part provides an analysis of the main concepts of public policy analysis. The second part aims at analysing the EU policy process in terms of the policy cycle.

Learning outcome: This course seeks to balance the theoretical and the immediately practical of the European Union Public Policy. It is focused on the analysis of the processes whereby public policies arise and are enacted in the European Union. It compares theories and models of policymaking and decisionmaking to illustrate the special requirements of the EU environment; examines the roles of various participants in the policy process: legislators, political parties, interest groups, administrators and administrative structures, citizens and the judiciary.


Testi di riferimento

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



Programmazione del corso

 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1EU as a political and policy systemVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 1 
2EU Policies: classification and analysisVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 3 
3Agenda Setting in the EUVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 5. 
4Policy shaping in the EUVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 6 
5Decision Making Phase in the EUVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 7 
6Implementation Stage in the EUVersluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ch. 8 

VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Assessment is based on the evaluation of:

40% Writings discussion Papers

20% Participation in Class Scheduled Debate

40% Writing and discussion of Term Paper