Institutional Formation of the State and Supranational Institutions

Course Information
TitleΘεσμική Συγκρότηση του Κράτους / Institutional Formation of the State and Supranational Institutions
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Papageorgiou
Course ID100001790

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will have the ability to: • define and explain the theoretical framework of multilevel operation of state structures and understand the concepts, definitions and typologies used in the theoretical approach of the Europeanization and apply this analysis of specific cases. • describe the arise of sub-national and supranational actors in the European decision making process and explain the major issues relating to Europe and its sub- regions (regionalization, decentralization and sub-national democracy). • distinguish between examples of the formation of a state and national and European development models.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
he aim of the course is to analyze the concept of multi-level governance in modern world and to consider the implications of this new phenomenon in the structure and operation of the Greek state as well as to analyze the functioning and intervention in national policies and structures of international regional integration organizations, with emphasis in the European Union. In particular, the course examines how globalization and the growing interdependence of states, economies, other international actors and civil actors and citizens influence national and supranational decisions and impose changes in the exercise of national power. As regards the Greek state, it analyzes the gradual 'Europeanization' of institutions, structures and policies in the context of this interdependence after Greece joined the EU. At the same time, it examines the relationships formed between levels of governance and changes in the competences of the Greek system of government as a result of European policies and guidelines. Finally, it delves especially in the way in which these European guidelines impose the rapprochement and a uniform approach in the structure and functioning of its Member States.  The specific themes of the course are: Formation of the structures of the Greek state (central and regional administration, the role of public administration). Developing national policies (interest groups, political parties, economic factors). Regional integration as a factor influencing national policies. Institutional framework and policy making in the EU Concept of 'Europeanisation' of national policies - the intrusion of European priorities in the Greek system of government The multi-level governance: a new political and institutional policy framework.   The course examines particularly the way and the degree with which decisions in supranational organizations bring closer and make uniform the structures and functioning of the Member States.
Europeanization, supranational organizations, Greek State, multilevel governance
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • scientific literature
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1053.8
Written assigments1304.7
Student Assessment
The assessment is conducted in Greek. The rating for the course is allocated to the personal presence and participation, presentation of the work in the classroom (40%), presenting the final work (30%) and paper content (30%). The students will select a topic where they will examine how European policies affect or will affect specific national policies. The paper will be presented during the course. All papers will be delivered by the end of the examination period and will be corrected and graded. Students who wish to improve their grade or failed will be able to resubmit their paper during the examination the following September. The presence of students in the courses is mandatory.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders (eds). Multi-level Governance. OUP. Oxford. 2004. Rod Hague and Martin Harrop: Comparative Government and Politics An Introduction (8th Edition). Palgrave. London. 2010. Μάνος Γ. Παπάζογλου: Εξευρωπαϊσμός και δημοκρατικά ελλείμματα. Η έννοια της “κρίσης νομιμοποίησης”. Κείμενο εργασίας 09/2010. Αθήνα. ΕΛΙΑΜΕΠ. 2010. Επιτροπή Περιφερειών της Ε.Ε. «Λευκή Βίβλος για την πολυεπίπεδη διακυβέρνηση : σύμπραξη για την οικοδόμηση της Ευρώπης “. Βρυξέλλες. 2010. Headley, John: “The Europeanization of the world: on the origins of human rights and democracy” Princeton University Press. 2008. K. Lavdas: “The Europeanization of Greece: interest politics and the crisis of integration”. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. Hooghe L – Marks G. “Multi-level governance and European integration»: Rowman and Littlefield publishing. Oxford. 2001 American Political Science Review (from 2003-) Kalliope Spanou, Managing Europe from home. The Europeanisation of the Greek Core Executive. Occasional paper 4.1. September 2003. Dublin European Institute. P.C. Ioakimidis (2000), The Europeanization of Greece: An Overall Assessment. South European Society and Politics, 5:2, 73-94 Featherstone, K. (επιμ.) (2007), Πολιτική στην Ελλάδα: η Πρόκληση του Εκσυγχρονισμού, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Οκτώ. -Featherstone, K. και Δ. Παπαδημητρίου (2010), Τα όρια του εξευρωπαϊσμού. Δημόσια πολιτική και μεταρρυθμίσεις στην Ελλάδα, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Οκτώ. -Σπανού, Κ. (2001), Ελληνική Διοίκηση και Ευρωπαϊκή Ολοκλήρωση, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση ΑΕBΕ. -Ιωακειμίδης, Π.Κ. (1998), Ευρωπαϊκή ενοποίηση και ελληνικό κράτος, Αθήνα: Θεμέλιο.
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