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EUS 348 • Sweden In The European Union
TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A207A
(also listed as
GOV 365N, GRC 360E )
No specific prerequisites
The course examines Sweden and its place in the European Union (EU). It puts special emphasis on EU negotiations and introduces this field from a Swedish perspective. It also studies how the EU membership has affected internal Swedish policies and asks whether Sweden has gone through a process of “Europeanization” after its 1995 membership. There are a number of reasons for focusing on Sweden in this context. Sweden is a EU economic leader and has been a champion of EU enlargement, progressive climate initiatives and liberalized trade policies. Still, Sweden is a small country standing outside the Euro-zone and NATO. The course raises questions of hard and soft bargaining powers and theories of small sates in international relations. It discusses specific Swedish strategies to influence EU policies and analyzes the potential success or failure to affect political outcomes. It also introduces several different policy areas like climate policies, defense and military operations and international trade, to understand Sweden’s policy positions in these and other areas.
1 multiple-choice test (10%), 1 paper and presentation (30%), 1 mid-term (30%) and 1 final “open book” exam (30%).
Miles, Lee. 2005. Fusing with Europe? Sweden in the European Union, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Wallace, Helen, Mark A. Pollack and Alastair R. Young. 2010. Policy Making in the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
EUS 348 • Swedish Poltcs After Eu Memb
TTH 1100am-1230pm SAC 5.102
(also listed as
GOV 365N )
These courses cover the topics in European Economics, Government, Business, and Policy