European Political Economy: Part 2

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Political Economy: Part 2

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, International Politics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Study abroad entry requirement: You must be a Politics or International Relations major with a cumulative GPA of 3.3. This module is ONLY open to semester two only students. Full year students must take the full year version of this module.

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The module is meant to provide for a theoretical overview of the process of European Integration, particularly European economic policy making. The theoretical background in which the course is set is represented by the traditional political scientists? definition of political economy, mainly deriving from the tradition of International Relations and related theories of European integration. European integration and policies will be therefore assessed in the light of the different interpretative and heuristic tools provided by the theories analysed with a special attention towards the explanation of change in the adoption of policy from the competing theoretical perspectives focusing on institutions, economic interests and ideological paradigms. The policies considered range from competition policy, to EMU and to unemployment to social and migratory policies.
    NB: This is the semester two only version of 6AAOB310

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