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Undergraduate level

We offer three single subject course taught in English at the undergraduate level. 

SK1139 Swedish environmental politics in a comparative perspective 7,5 credits
The course provides participants with the analytical tools to understand the dynamics of Swedish environmental politics in a comparative perspective. It applies a historical perspective, gives insight to both “input” and “output” sides of the Swedish political system with relevance for environmental politics and, finally, provides insights in how domestic environmental policies relate to Sweden’s role in the EU and beyond in the international arena. The individual assignment focuses on comparing how two environmental policies relate to different layers of the political system in Sweden. The language of instructions is English.

Syllabus SK1139, Swedish environmental politics in a comparative perspective

SK1136 Foreign Policy Analysis 7,5 credits
What are main factors that explain foreign policy decisions, actions and outcomes?

Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) is a field of study that provides a distinct answer to this question based on actor-specific theorizing. FPA is located in between international and comparative politics. It encourages an examination of foreign policy at different levels of analysis, ranging from the individual (perceptions and beliefs), the state (regime type, bureaucracy, public opinion) to the system level (balance of power and global governance).

This course is aimed to give students the tools to analyse, interpret and explain the dynamics of foreign policy in individual and comparative cases, as well as to relate foreign policy to broader international developments at the global level. While it is mainly focused on the foreign policy of states, the course also considers the rise of new and non-state actors, like the European Union. The lectures will introduce students to the main theories and concepts in Foreign Policy Analysis, while the seminars will examine the foreign policy process and action in specific case studies.

Syllabus SK1136, Foreign Policy Analysis

SK1216 Delegation to the Executive: Dilemmas and Institutional solutions 7,5 credits
The course describes the basic problems that comes with delegating the power to the executive power. Its starting point is in the so-called principal agent theory but also raises criticism to this approach. More specifically, the course wants to answer questions such as: What problems domes with delegation? In principle,what are the solutions? What can never be solved?

Particularly noted in the course, is the various ways in which power can be handed over to executives, as well as the consequences this will have for cooperation, efficiency and policy by studying institutions for power transfer in different countries. Both more rationalistic perspectives and more institutional and historical perspectives are used to understand how it looks in different countries as well as within supranational bodies such as the EU.

The primary aim of the course is to teach both rationalistic and institutional perspectives, compare them and apply the different theoretical perspectives to understand the causes and consequences of different ways of organizing delegation to the executive power.

Syllabus SK1216 Delegation to the Executive: Dilemmas and Institutional solutions

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