The course Introduction to European Studies Premaster introduces pre-master students in European Studies to the basics of multilevel institutions and governance as a field of theoretical-empirical study. Pre-master students enrol in one component of the module Governing in a Tech-Based Society offered by the bachelor programme Management, Society and Technology. This is the component “Multilevel Institutions and Governance”. They do the test of this component (3EC). In addition, premaster students write a case study assignment on a particular institution of their interest. This assignment is 2 EC.
For more info about the pre-master course, please visit the course information of the module Governing in a Tech-Based Society offered by the bachelor programme Management, Society and Technology.
After completion of this course:
- Students can describe and discuss (sub-)national, European, and international institutions and the principles upon which public governance is structured in a multilevel context.
- Students can describe and explain the different layers of competences and decision-making processes of institutions in a multilevel context.
- Students can describe and explain the different forms of interactions between institutions in a multilevel context and how public governance is structured in a multilevel context.
Who governs the world? Fifty years ago, the answer would have been straight forward: States. Today the answer to that question is much more nuanced. Our world, and its technological developments, is governed by a complex network of national, international, EU and non-governmental institutions and bodies. This element teaches pre-master students in European Studies the key features of public (or formal) institutions, both at the national level and beyond: how these are structured, how these are governed, how they cooperate with one another. In a highly connected world, students will learn that we now live in an era of global network governance.