Current topics and methods in EU political research

This doctoral module presents some of the most current research topics and methods of European Union political research, including advances in international politics, comparative politics, political economy, and quantitative methods. It makes use of short teaching visits and video-conferences to give students access to some of the most prominent researchers in the field. Guest lecturers include editors of prestigious peer-reviewed journals that will able to provide doctoral students with advice about the topics and approaches of greater potential interest among the readers of their journals.


International politics. Comparative politics. Political economy. Quantitative methods.

Indicative reading: 

W Clark, M Golder and S Nadenichek Golder, Principles of Comparative Politics, 2nd edn, CQ Press, 2012; Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce (2013), Principles of International Politics, 5th edition, Washington: QC Press; Mankiw, N. G., & Taylor, M. P. (2014). Economics. 3rd ed. Boston: Cengage Learning; El-Agraa, A.M. (2011) The European Union: economics and policies, Ninth edition. Cambridge University Press; Hix, S. and B. Hoyland (2011) The Political System of the European Union, 3rd edition. Palgrave Macmillan; European Parliament EU Fact Sheets.

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Saturday, 1 July, 2017 to Monday, 31 July, 2017