Politics of Governance: The European Union

Module code: L2038
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module treats the EU as a system of governance and examines it on that basis looking at the nature of executive, legislative and judicial politics as well as looking at the nature of interest representation and examining the nature of democracy in the EU and the impact of the EU on European states. It does so the basis of a variety of theoretical accounts derived from international relations and political science that have been applied to the EU

Module learning outcomes

  • Analyse the structure and operation of an aspect of the EU as a political system
  • Locate and evaluate academic literature related to a particular topic in EU politics
  • Identify and research a key issue or question relating to EU politics
  • Experience of conceiving and producing a substantial work of analysis and argument, presented in accordance with professional scholarly standards.