|Comparative European Politics, 7 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course, students should be able to
- critically analyse contemporary European political, economic and legal practice according to the major theoretical frameworks discussed in the subject,
- critically analyse the role of individual states in the EU,
- utilise analytical tools to examine contemporary European relationships,
- account for centrifugal and interactive aspects of European national and trans−national interconnections and interdependence in broad temporal and spatial terms,
- discuss possible future developments in Europe and the EU.
|The aim for the student is to empirically and theoretically examine Europe, and the European Union, and to critically analyse temporal and spatial developments.
The course covers the following areas:
- comparative European politics,
- political socialisation and participation,
- multi−level governance in the EU.
| The subject will be delivered by means of lectures for an overview of the readings and knowledge base of the subject; seminars and discussions to reinforce the knowledge gained from the lectures and the readings and which allow possibilities for reflection and discussion; and workshops.
Language of instruction: English.
|Active participation in compulsory seminars, workshops, and written essays.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
In-depth study of at least 90 ECTScredits (3 semesters of full-time study) in the major subject is required, including a paper corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of study (15 ECTS).
The programme provides advanced level studies for students of political science, economics, history, sociology, and other social sciences as well as for students with other disciplinary backgrounds who can demonstrate an ability to develop their potential in the topic.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.