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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
1 hora para completar

Welcome to this course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about the fascinating process of European policy-making and implementation. Before you start studying we invite you to go through our introduction module first. Please introduce yourself on the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know on the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck and we hope you will enjoy studying in this course!...
2 videos (Total 8 minutos), 8 readings
2 videos
Course introduction5m
8 lecturas
Course syllabus5m
Honors Track Syllabus5m
Meet the instructors & the team2m
Welcome to Leiden University3m
Complete our short survey10m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Tips for studying online5m
How we grade your quizzes and assignments10m
Semana
2
7 horas para completar

Understanding policy and the European policy process

The course starts by introducing the main concepts such as policy and the policy process, and includes a discussion of what decision-making is. It is shown that in making a decision the decided outcome is not always the most socially desirable state of affairs. This is important to understand in order to appreciate the imperfections of decision-making at the various levels of the European policy process. Furthermore, we explore the European multi-level policy process, as a starting point for the more specialized lectures in the subsequent weeks. In this week, students are also introduced to the policy dossiers to make their choice. ...
7 videos (Total 58 minutos), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
How do we understand decision-making?7m
The European policy process in brief7m
Introducing the policy dossiers5m
What is the problem? Residence rights and posting dossiers16m
What is the problem? Air quality dossier6m
Walkthrough for your assignment 1: Example for Air Quality dossier6m
4 lecturas
Required readings45m
The Honors Track10m
Honors Track: Do you join us in our research? (Get your ID)5m
Required readings supporting the dossiers45m
8 ejercicios de práctica
How do we understand policy?6m
How do we understand decision-making?6m
End quiz week 130m
Research Assignment 1: What is the problem? Residence rights dossiers
Research Assignment 1: What is the problem? Posting dossiers
Research Assignment 1: What is the problem? Air quality dossiers
Test your policy knowledge: exercise 130m
Finish this module5m
Semana
3
9 horas para completar

EU Decision-making

Focusing on EU decision-making, the main question is: what can go wrong in the European decision-making process over legal measures? The lectures pay attention to the role of sectoral interests in the EU, and time. Policymakers often seem to be in a hurry, which may impact the choices that are made. Furthermore, in the last lecture we turn our perspective to the international context within which the EU operates. International agreements, for example, can be yet another source for further European legislation....
7 videos (Total 58 minutos), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Sectoral interests in the European Union6m
Brussels is always in a hurry6m
EU policymaking from an international perspective6m
What is the European policy? Residence rights and posting dossiers18m
What is the European policy? Air quality dossier6m
Walkthrough for assignment 2: Example for air quality dossier6m
4 lecturas
Required reading: What can go wrong with EU decision-making30m
Required reading: Sectoral interest in the EU30m
Required reading: Brussels is always in a hurry45m
Required reading: EU policymaking from an international perspective15m
8 ejercicios de práctica
Sectoral interests in the European Union6m
Brussels is always in a hurry6m
End quiz week 230m
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals? Residence rights dossier30m
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals? Posting dossier30m
Research Assignment 2: What are the goals? Air quality dossier30m
Test your policy knowledge: exercise 230m
Finish this module5m
Semana
4
12 horas para completar

Transposition

Once legal measures have been adopted, the question arises as to what will happen next? For EU directives, the formal requirements need to be transformed into national legislation by member states. We discuss both a legal and a policy perspective on transposition, which provide rather different perspectives on this work. Adopted legal measures may also require further specification, which brings us to the preparation and adoption of delegated and implementing acts. For these acts the European Commission plays an important role. Finally, we look into the role of the European Commission as an actor overseeing transposition in the member states. Does the Commission act as the ‘guardian of the treaties’?...
7 videos (Total 74 minutos), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Transposition as interpretation6m
Transposition as behavior: a policy perspective on domestic actors7m
The Commission shaping European policy7m
The Commission as the guardian of the treaties7m
How is the European policy transposed? Residence rights and posting dossier23m
How is the European policy transposed? Air quality dossier13m
4 lecturas
Required reading: Transposition as interpretations
Required reading: Transposition as behavior: a policy perspective on domestic actors30m
Required reading: The Commission shaping European policy45m
Required reading: The Commission as the guardian of the treaties45m
8 ejercicios de práctica
Transposition as interpretation6m
Transposition as behavior12m
The Commission shaping European policy6m
End quiz week 330m
Research assignment 3: How is the policy formulated? Residence rights dossier30m
Research assignment 3: How is the policy formulated? Posting dossier30m
Research assignment 3: How is the policy formulated? Air quality dossier30m
Test your policy knowledge: final quiz30m
Semana
5
14 horas para completar

Implementation

What can go wrong with implementation? In this week, we focus on the main causes of policy failure and success by discussing three different groups of theories. These address systemic features, such as time, capacity and culture, institutional or normative features related to groups and behavioral features. Each group of possible features is briefly explained and discussed in the lectures. Furthermore, attention is given to the involvement of regional and local governments in the implementation of European policy within member states, which provides yet another challenge to European policy implementation. ...
10 videos (Total 126 minutos), 5 readings, 9 quizzes
10 videos
Time, capacity and culture7m
Policy fit and related explanations7m
Behavioral explanations: interests and veto players8m
Involvement of regional and local governments in implementation6m
How is implementation nationally organized? Residents rights and posting dossiers22m
How is implementation nationally organized? Air quality dossier14m
How is the European policy implemented? Residents rights and posting dossiers27m
How is the European policy implemented? Air quality dossier20m
Walkthrough for assignment 4: Implementation (Air quality dossier)4m
5 lecturas
Required reading: What can go wrong with implementation?s
Required reading: Time, capacity and culture45m
Required reading: Policy fit and related explanations45m
Required reading: Behavioral explanations: interests and veto players45m
Required reading: Involvement of regional and local governments in implementations
9 ejercicios de práctica
Time, capacity and culture21m
Policy fit and related explanations8m
Behavioral explanations: interests and veto players8m
Wiki on the organization of implementation45m
End quiz week 430m
Research Assignment 4: How is the policy implemented? Residence rights dossiers
Research Assignment 4: How is the policy implemented? Posting dossiers
Research Assignment 4: How is the policy implemented? Air quality dossiers
Implementation
Semana
6
9 horas para completar

Redesigning EU policymaking

Having experienced the European policy process from European lawmaking to regional and perhaps local implementation, the last week reflects on ways to improve EU policymaking. How can EU policy, but also the policy process be redesigned? What is currently discussed in Brussels? And what are the options? The students will first be introduced to the Better Regulation Agenda of the European Commission, which also aims to improve policymaking. Three different directions of change are discussed in the lectures: (a) the ambition to close the European policy cycle by connecting ex-post evaluations with consultations and impact assessments as tools to prepare for new legislation; (b) introducing more experimentation to obtain better results, and (c) focusing on decentralization as a way of bringing back policymaking power to member states, regional governments or even local government. ...
7 videos (Total 73 minutos), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Better regulation: Legislation that will deliver?7m
Consultations, impact assessments, and ex-post evaluations: closing the circle?8m
Experimentation for better results7m
Decentralization, subsidiarity and proportionality6m
How can we improve policy? Residence rights and Posting dossiers20m
How can we improve policy? Air quality dossier14m
4 lecturas
Required reading: Better regulation: legislation that will deliver?s
Required reading: Consultations, impact assessment and ex-post evaluations: closing the circle?30m
Required reading: Decentralization, subsidiarity and proportionalitys
Complete our short survey10m
7 ejercicios de práctica
Better regulation: legislation that will deliver?10m
Consulations, impact assessments and ex-post evaluations: closing the circle?10m
Experimentation for better results8m
Decentralization, subsidiarity and proportionality12m
End quiz week 530m
Assignment 5: Why are there differences?s
Course Reflection5m
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por MMAug 17th 2017

Great course! It offers you important knowledge about the EU policy making process and shows and explains you the tools you need for a good analysis and which will help you to get the best results.

por JFApr 4th 2018

Fantastic course. Thank you Mr Steunenberg, UL and Coursera for making this happen.

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Bernard Steunenberg

Professor of Public Administration
Faculty Governance and Global Affairs

Acerca de Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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