COSTA O. - Politics and Policy-Making of the EU (40/20h)

Professor Olivier COSTA

Academic Assistants: Nina GUIBÈRE & Aurélien MORNON AFONSO

The purpose of the course is to undertake a critical analysis of EU’s institutional structure and political functioning from the perspective of political science. The course proposes a reflection on the nature of the EU political system, by looking at its historical and constitutional design. It then examines how the EU institutions are appointed; how they function; their respective powers; how they interact with each other, and with the national political institutions and civil society actors. It discusses the process of European policy-making, institutional reform and the challenges and crises the EU is facing today. It finally looks at the key policies and programmes of the European Union.

* ECO-EPPA students follow the first 20 hours of the course, POL-EPPA students follow the entire course

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Academic year
2023 - 2024
First semester
Course type
Compulsory courses
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