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This is a 15 hour lecture series on European Union policies and institutions, delivered at Abo Akademi University in April 2010. My students were drawn from all over Europe and were predominantly post graduates.

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  • 1.Policy Processes in the European Union The case of environmental governancebo Akademi University Department of Public Administration 6-8 April 2010 Lectures course by Edward Cameronecameron@worldbank.org

2. EDWARD CAMERON Consultant at the World Bank Social Development Department Former Senior Advisor to the Maldives Specialist in governance, climate change and EU policy Guest Lecturer at four universities PhD Candidate at bo Akademi Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 3. KEY QUESTIONS (1) What is the European Union? How does the EU work? How does the EU shape public policy in Europe and beyond? Where is the EU going in the future? Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 4. KEY QUESTIONS (2)What role does the EU play in environmental governance? Case Study: The EU and climate change Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 5. WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THE EU? It is the place where up to 80% of national policy or legislation in agiven eld is determined It is a policy arena that is constructed at the global, European,national and local levels It is therefore heavily dependent on co-operation Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 6. WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THE EU?A unique and complicated political construct The source of a huge amount of our laws, policies and manyaspects of our daily lives that we take for granted A player on the global stage Agree or disagree, love it or hate it, you must understand it,because the world you live in is shaped by it! Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 7. WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THE EU?The European Communities constitute a polity a venue whereinterested actors pursue their goals and where authoritativeactors deliver policy outputs. Rosamond (2000) Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 8. Course Schedule Tuesday, 6 April 9am to 12pm 4pm to 6pm Wednesday, 7 April 9am to 12pm 3pm to 6pm Thursday, 8 April 9am to 12pm Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 9. Course Aims To deepen our understanding of the EU To strengthen our knowledge of climate changePolicy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 10. First Principles Subjectiveor objective? Lookbeyond the theory to get at the reality An honest and informed debate An open exchange of ideas Think about what you want to achieve from thisclass. Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 11. First PrinciplesIf we wish our civilization to survive we mustbreak with the habit of deference to great men Karl Popper - Austrian PhilosopherPolicy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 12. Examination Examination will be through an essay of 5000 words. You will chose one question from a list of ve. The cover page must contain: STUDENT NAME; STUDENT NUMBER; TITLE OF QUESTION; WORD COUNT; REFERENCES are essential and may be included as footnotes or endnotes. A BIBLIOGRAPHY must be included at the end of the paperPolicy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 13. Examination Your paper must contain ARGUMENT, EVIDENCE, and OPINION Please submit one hard copy to Marina Hamberg and one electronic copy to ecameron@abo. Thedeadline for submitting essays will be 12h local time on Monday, 26th April 2010. Late Essays will not be accepted.Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 14. Examination Agood paper will combine knowledge of the subject matter with analysis and strong recommendations or conclusions at the end. Plagiarism is not acceptable! Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 15. Reading Materials Wallace, H & W Wallace (eds.): Policy-making in the European Union (The New European Union series), Oxford University Press - AprilTheoriesHistory 2000. Treaties Policies Chari, Raj & Kritzinger, Sylvia: Understanding EU Policy Making: National Versus European Institutions EnvironmentSovereignity. Pluto Press 2006. Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 16. Reading Materials Weale, A. Pridham, G. Cini, M. Konstadakopulos, D. Porter, M. Flynn, B.: Environmental Governance in Europe. OxfordTheoriesHistory University Press 2003. Treaties Policies Jordan, A (ed): Environmental Policy in the European Union: Actors, Institutions and Institutions EnvironmentProcesses, Earthscan 2002. Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 17. Reading Materials The Lisbon Treaty http://europa.eu/lisbon_treaty/index_en.htm TheoriesHistory Cameron, E. and McMahon, H. (2010) The EU-China Partnership: Forging a new space Treaties Policieson global climate change. In Jing Men (ed) Prospects and Challenges for EU-ChinaInstitutions EnvironmentRelations in the 21st Century. Peter Lang, Brussels. Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 18. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION The origins, progress, and impacts of the European UnionPolicy Processes in the European Union Edward CameronThe case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 19. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNIONThe European Union is the product of unique circumstances and personalitiesEuropean integration has progressed in ts and spurts over the past 60 yearsRemember: The European Union is not an accident of history, nor is its evolution fortuitous. It is all the product of design. Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 20. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNIONThe violent ideologicalengagements of a grimmer age Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 21. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNIONThe Road not taken Denazied Deindustrialized Decentralized Democratized Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 22. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION The insecure child of anxiety.a prophylactic, to keep the past at bay Economic necessity Armed conict (nationalist, ethnic) Threat of communism email: ecameron@abo.fi 23. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Phoenix-like from the ashes of the murderous-suicidal-past. Marshall Plan Finances Security Partnerships Political leaders shaped by the tragedy of conict Political leaders mindful of the new dynamics inuencing the pursuit of national interests email: ecameron@abo.fi 24. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNIONThe government of France proposes to place the entire coal and steel production of France and Germany a single high authority open to the participation of all the countries of Europe. Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 25. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION1957 France Germany Netherlands Luxembourg Belgium Italy 26. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 1973 France Germany Netherlands Luxembourg Belgium ItalyUK Denmark Ireland 27. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION1980 France Germany Netherlands Luxembourg Belgium Italy UK Denmark IrelandGreece 28. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION1986 France Germany Netherlands Luxembourg Belgium Italy UK Denmark Ireland GreeceSpain Portugal 29. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 1995 France Germany Netherlands Luxembourg Belgium Italy UK Denmark Ireland Greece Spain PortugalFinland Sweeden Austria 30. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 2005 France Germany Netherlands Estonia LuxembourgLatvia Belgium Lithuania Italy Poland UKCzech R Denmark Slovakia Ireland Hungary GreeceSlovenia Spain Cyprus PortugalMalta Finland Sweeden Austria 31. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 2007 France Germany Netherlands Estonia LuxembourgLatvia Belgium Lithuania Italy Poland UKCzech R Denmark Slovakia Ireland Hungary GreeceSlovenia Spain Cyprus PortugalMalta Finland Sweeden Bulgaria Austria Romania 32. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION The Future?FranceEstoniaGermany LatviaNetherlands LithuaniaLuxembourgPoland IcelandBelgium Czech Rep SwitzerlandItaly Slovakia Norway UKHungaryDenmark Slovenia Turkey Ireland Cyprus CroatiaGreeceMalta Western BalkansSpain BulgariaPortugalRomaniaFinlandSweedenAustria 33. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION What is the appeal of European Union membership? Why did your country join? What have been the successes / failures of the EU? How do Europeans see the EU? How do you see the EU? Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 34. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNIONHistorical achievements of EU integration Europeanreconstruction 60 years of peace and stability Economic growth Democratisation Policy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 35. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Common elements of how countries view EU membership:A reach for prosperity and economic growth A vehicle for national self-interest Anattempt to stabilise new democracies Anexpression of the end of the cold war Anattempt to have inuence in a bi-polar world A convenient scapegoat for national politiciansPolicy Processes in the European Union Edward Cameron The case of environmental governanceecameron@abo. 36. EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN UNIONMany in Europe still perceive the EU as: Disco

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