Policies of the European Union

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The course examines the policies adopted and implemented by the European Union from the Treaty of Rome (1957) until today. The content and the significance of these policies is analysed; at the same time, the processes of policy formulation, impelmentation and assessment are being presented. Speceial emphasis is attributed on the study of the interaction between the European and national levels of governance, as well as on the examination of the role of the wider international context. Course modules 1. Introduction: the EU political system and its policy processes 2. The single market 3. Competition policy 4. Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) 5. The Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Policy on Security and Defense 6. The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice 7. Social and employment policies – “Europe 2020” strategy 8. The EU budget 9. Cohesion policy and the Structural Funds 10. The Common Agricultural Policy 11. Research and Development policy 12. Environmental and energy policy 13. ΕU Enlargement

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Upon the succesfuul completion of the course, stidents will: - gain an understnading of the different modes interaction between national, European and other international institutions during the formulation, adoption, and imlementation of specific policies - comprehend the opportunities and limitations relating to policy-making that are being posed by the participation of a country in the EU - be in the posistion to study in depth specific aspects of the main policies co-determined by the European Union


Course Bibliography (Eudoxus) N. Μαραβέγιας (επιµ.), Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.: Δημιουργία, Εξέλιξη, Προοπτικές. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική, 2016. Ν. Μούσης, Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση: Δίκαιο-οικονομία-πολιτική. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, 2015. Additional bibliography for study Γ. Δημόπουλος, Ν. Μπαλτάς και Ι. Χασσίδ (επιμ.), Εισαγωγή στις Ευρωπαϊκές Σπουδές - Τόμος Β΄ : Οικονομική Ολοκλήρωση και Πολιτικές: Θεωρία και Εφαρμογές (β' έκδοση). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σιδέρης, 2007. Κ. Στεφάνου (επιμ.), Εισαγωγή στις Ευρωπαϊκές Σπουδές - Τόμος Γ’ - Οικονομική Ολοκλήρωση και Πολιτικές: Το Ρυθμιστικό Πλαίσιο. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σιδέρης, 2006. S. Hix, To πολιτικό σύστημα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο, 2009. N. Nugent, Πολιτική και διακυβέρνηση στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σαββάλας, 2012. I. Bache, S. Bulmer S. George and O. Parker (eds.), Politics in the European Union (Fourth Edition). New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. H. Wallace, M. Pollack, and A.Young (eds.), Policy Making in the European Union (Seventh Edition). New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.