The policy process: EU economic governance

The course provides an introduction to important concepts and theories of policy-making. What is a policy problem and how does it end up on the political agenda? Who decides what and when? And how are policies legitimised and implemented?

The focus of the course will lie on economic policy-making in the European Union. We will apply the concepts and arguments to the policy processes of European Monetary Union (EMU), the Single European Market, European economic crisis management, and EU trade policy among others.