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.
EU Policies: classification and analysis; Policy cicle in the EU: Agenda setting, Policy shaping; decison making system, policy implementation
Versluis E., van Keulen Mendeltje, Stephenson P., “Analyzing the European Union Policy Process”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.