SAURUGGER S. - Law and Politics in the EU : Public Policies, Law and Politics, Interest Groups, Norms, Hard Law/Soft Law, CJEU, Commission (30h)

Professor Sabine SAURUGGER

Academic Assistant: Thibault Besnier

The aim of this research seminar is to understand European public policies and policy making by studying the creation, implementation and effect of norms.

Indeed, European integration is often described as integration through law. EU law and, more generally, EU norms regulate economic, social and political relations between actors at the European and the domestic level since the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community. The establishment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in 1952 allowed one of the most powerful international Courts to arise, whose impact has been considered as crucial for the development of the European Union.

This research seminar offers students to approach this core identity of the EU – integration through law – from a political science perspective, and will focus on the reasons for establishing certain norms (and not others), as well as the effects of norms, laws and CJEU rulings.

Please find here the ECTS Card of this course.

Academic year
2022 - 2023
Second semester
Course type
Research seminars
ECTS Points