|Module Title||EUROPEAN POLITICS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Roger Scully|
|Other staff||Dr Siobhan Harty|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours 10 x 1 hour|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours 10 x 1 hour|
|Essay||1 x 2,000 word essay||30%|
This module provides a comprehensive of the development of contemporary European politics. It covers the emergence of the European Union, and examines the evolving institutional and policy framework of the EU. It also explores the implications of the EU for states of Europe ? both those who are EU members and those who are not. Further, a comparative perspective is provided on the institutional structures, and internal and external policies of major European countries.
By the end of the module students will have a detailed and critical awareness of contemporary politics and policies within Europe. Students should recognise the major debates and issues concerning the exercise of power and authority within and between constituent levels of government in Europe, and have a critical understanding of the importance of the European Union to the states of Europe.
10 ECTS Credits
** Recommended Text
D Dinan. Ever Closer Union.
J E Lane & S Ersson. Politics and Society in Western Europe.