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JMC Member: Javier Arregui

Role: Academic Coordinator

Degree/Master: Compulsory undergraduate course in the BA in Political and Administration Sciences (UPF)

Years of Execution: Since 2015

European Politics

The main objective of the course is to provide a critical insight into the emerging political system of the European Union. By using some of the most relevant concepts, theories and analytical frameworks of Political Science discipline, the course is aimed at examining and explaining the main political processes of the EU. At the end of the course, students should have a clear and concise understanding of what the process of European integration is and represents. Students will also be asked to increase their critical understanding as regards to what extent the EU is a political system, the competing interests that may influence EU policies, the political functioning of EU institutions as well as the capacity for action that different agents have at different stages of the political process. 


JMC Member: Javier Arregui

Role: Academic Coordinator

Degree/Master: Elective graduate course in the BA in Political and Administration Sciences (UPF)

Years of Execution: Since 2017

Experiencing the EU: a Simulation of Council Negotiations and Decision-making

The aim of this course is to teach, through the medium of a simulation game, the principal concepts, models and themes in international negotiations. We focus on negotiation in the European Union (EU) as the most developed rule-making international organization, whose extensive policy outputs in a broad range of policy areas have important consequences for its citizens. The course provides an overview of negotiation theories and practices. The emphasis is on what drives negotiation processes and what explains the outcomes of EU decision-making.