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Module Code - Title:

PO4118 - IRELAND AND EU MEMBERSHIP: ADAPTING POLITICS, POLICY AND POLITY

Year Last Offered:

2021/2

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

0

Tutorial

1

Other

0

Private

7

Credits

6

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

This module aims To examine the nature and impact of Irelands membership of the EU To explore the theoretical interpretations of Europeanisation To systematically investigate the impact Europeanisation has had on selected policy domains in Ireland To identify the domestic and global factors which mediated the Europeanisation process and to assess the learning and adaptation which led to changes in Irelands political and policy processes .

Syllabus:

Conceptualising and theorising Europeanisation. Historical and contemporary interpretations of the relationship between Ireland and Europe. The Irish public and Europe: attitudes and discourse. The institutional and administrative impact of EU membership. Domestic and global factors which mediate the impact of Europeanisation. The effects of Europeanisation on specific policy domains namely, the economy, fiscal policy, regional development, agricultural and rural policy, environmental policy, foreign policy, language policy and equality issues. Europeanisation as a broker of change between Northern and Southern Ireland. Assessing the impact of Europeanisation and the influence of the mediating factors. Reflecting on new patterns of governance. Looking to the future. Module review.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On completion of the module students should be able to Describe the main political and institutional changes in Ireland which have resulted from Europeanisation Recognise and use theories and concepts of Europeanisation to develop arguments and exercise critical judgement about its impact on Ireland Distinguish the differential impact which Europeanisation has had on specific policy spheres Identify the global and domestic factors which interacted with Europeanisation to foster change in Irelands polity, politics and policies Contribute to debates concerning Irelands relationship with the European Union Present in (oral and written forms) critical assessment of the nature and impact of Europeanisation

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

N/A

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Rees, N. , B. Quinn and B. Connaughton (2009) Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland , Manchester: Manchester University Press
Laffan, B. and J. OMahony (2008) Ireland and the European Union , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Callanan, M. (ed.) (2008) Foundations of an Ever Closer Union: An Irish Perspective on fifty Years Since the Treaty of Rome , Dublin: Institute of Public Administration

Other Relevant Texts:

Featherstone, K. and C.M. Radaelli (eds.) (2003) The Politics of Europeanisation , Oxford: Oxford University Press
Holmes, M. (ed.) (2005) Ireland and the European Union: Nice Enlargement and the Future of Europe , Manchester: Manchester University Press
Graziano, P. and M. Vink (eds) (2007) Europeanisation: New Research Agendas , Basingstoke: Palgrave
ODonnell, R. (2000) Europe: the Irish Experience , Dublin: Institute of European Affairs

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