POLS214 Political System of the EU

Анотация:

COURSE ANNOTATION AND AIMS:

This course introduces the main theories and approaches in researching and analyzing the political system of the European Union. Major emphasis is placed upon the understanding the institutional system of the European Union, as well as the procedures for policy making and negotiation mechanisms.

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Политиката и обществото (на английски език)

Преподавател(и):

гл. ас. Катя Христова-Вълчева  д-р

Описание на курса:

Компетенции:

SKILLS:

After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know:

- What distinguishes the political institutions of the EU from the traditional political institutions of the modern nation-state;

- Who are the main actors in the decision-making process within the multi-level governance system of the European Union.

2) be capable of:

- Explore and analyze the specifics of the political process within the European Union;

- To construct a comparative analysis of the political institutions in the member-states of the European Union.


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Форми на провеждане:
Редовен

Учебни форми:
Лекция

Език, на който се води курса:
Английски

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

SUGGESTED READINGS:

FISHER, Roger & William URY, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Hutchinson, London, 1981

HAYES-RENSHAW, Fiona & Helen WALLACE, The Council of Ministers, Macmillan Press, 1997

IKL?, Fred Charles, How Nations Negotiate, Harper & Row Publishers, 1987

MORAVCSIK, Andrew, Negotiating the Single European Act: National Interests and Conventional Statecraft in the European Community, pp. 211-236 in: NELSEN, B. & A. STUBB (Eds.), The European Union: Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration, Lynne Rienner Publishers, London, 1994

RIKER, William H., The Art of Political Manipulation, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1986

URY, William, Getting Past No: Negotiating with Difficult People, Business Books Ltd, 1991

WALLACE, Helen, Ch. 2 - Negotiation, Conflict and Compromise: The Elusive Pursuit of Common Policies, Ch. 3 - Distributional Politics: Dividing up the Community Cake, pp. 43-80, 81-114 in: WALLACE, Helen, William WALLACE & Carole WEBB (Eds.), Policy Making in the European Community, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1983

WALLACE, Helen, Ch. 1 - Politics and Policy in the EU: The Challenge of Governance, Ch. 2 - The Institutions of the EU: Experience and Experiments, pp. 3-36, 37-70 in: WALLACE, Helen & William WALLACE (Eds.), Policy Making in the European Union, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996

WALLACE, Helen, The Best Is the Enemy of the "Could": Bargaining in the Europen Community, Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 25 p.

WINHAM, Gilbert R., Negotiation as a Management Process, in: World Politics, October 1977, pp. 87-114

LAURSEN, Finn, Sophie VANHOONACKER & Robert WESTER, Overview of the Negotiations, pp. 3-24 in: LAURSEN, Finn & Sophie VANHOONACKER, The Intergovernmental Conference on Political Union: Institutional Reforms, New Policies and International Identity of the European Community - Professional Research Paper, European Institute of Public Administration, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1992

VANHOONACKER, Sophie, Role and Position of the Community Actors - the European Parliament, pp. 215-228 in: LAURSEN, Finn & Sophie VANHOONACKER, The Intergovernmental Conference on Political Union: Institutional Reforms, New Policies and International Identity of the European Community - Professional Research Paper, European Institute of Public Administration, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1992

WESTER, Robert, Role and Position of the Community Actors - the European Commission, pp. 205-214 in: LAURSEN, Finn & Sophie VANHOONACKER, The Intergovernmental Conference on Political Union: Institutional Reforms, New Policies and International Identity of the European Community - Professional Research Paper, European Institute of Public Administration, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1992

KIRCHNER, Emil Joseph, Decision Making in the European Community: The Council Presidency and European Integration, Manchester University Press, 1992

COLSON, Bruno, ch. IV - Styles diplomatiques et cultures strategiques, pp. 85-108 dans: COLSON, Bruno, Europe: Repenser les alliances, Economica, Paris, 1995

MORAVCSIK, Andrew, Negotiating the Single European Act, pp. 41-85 in: KEOHANE, Robert O. & Stanley HOFFMANN (eds.), The New European Community: Decisionmaking and Institutional Change, Westview Press, Oxford, 1991

HIX, S. and C. LORD. Political Parties in the European Union. Macmillan 1997

GREENWOOD, J. Representing Interests in the European Union. Macmillan 1997

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