This module examines various theoretical approaches of relevance to understanding the evolution of the EU, and, examines the EU its institutions and policies in the light of these approaches with the aim to provide students with a critical understanding and comprehensive knowledge of the government and politics of the EU with particular regard the the theoretical mainstreming theoretical debate
The main aim of this module is to provide students with a critical understanding and comprehensive knowledge of the government and politics of the EU, as well as the policy making processes of the EU when policy is made. In particular, students will learn about the main institutions of the EU (The Commission, Council, European Parliament and the European Court of Justice), the role of interest groups in Brussels, and different theoretical approaches to understanding policy-making.
Composition, source of legitimacy and functions of: EU Parliament. EU Commission, European Council and Council of the European Unon ;
Executive Power and Legislative Power inthe European Union; Political Parties and Interest Group in the EU
The main aim is for students to understand EU as a public policy provider and learn about specific EU policies including: economic and monetary union, internal and external security policies, immigration and asylum policy. At the end of this course it is expected that students will have learned a detailed understanding of: how the EU institutions work, how public policy is formed and theoretical characterisations of the policy making process.
Longo F. , Unione Europea e Scienza Politica: teorie a confronto, Milano, Giuffrè, Introduzione; Capitolo 1; Capitolo 2; Conclusioni
English textbooks will be provided on demand for foreign students
A specific reading list made up of english textbooks is provided on demand for foreign students
Professor will provide students with apdated articles. English textbook will be provided on demand for foreign students