717 European Union Legislative Decision-Making

717 European Union Legislative Decision-Making

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 15
  • Individual work: 165
  • Lecturer: Alenka Kuhelj, PhD

 

1. Objectives and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the knowledge of the legislative procedure in the European Union as one of the fundamental principles of this supranational organization; with the knowledge about the relationship between the National Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the EU legislative body (cooperation, relationship); and with the knowledge of the changes introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon. The content of this course is primarily linked to the legal organisation of the Slovenian parliamentary system, and the formation and application of EU law in Slovenia.

Students should be able to generally understand the EU in terms of specificity of the legislative procedure, gain the ability to understand the specific relationship between the National Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the EU legislative body, cooperation of National Parliaments and Governments in the EU legislative procedure and be able to use basic knowledge about the legislative process in the EU in connection with the other areas of the EU, such as the institutional area or area of influence of political parties in legislative decision-making.

2. Content

Contents (brief breakdown of the course in 6 topic areas:

  • Legislative function of the European Union
  • The legislative procedure in the European Union
  • The general definition Regular and special legislative procedures in the EU
  • The relationship between the National Assembly and the Governments of MS in the legislative process of the organization
  • The Lisbon Treaty - changes in the legislative field
  • Closing of the democracy and efficiency of EU decision-making

3. Readings

  • Torsten J. Selck, Preferences and Procedures: European Union Legislative Decision-Making, 2010 (99 str.)
  • R. Kocjančič, Vloga nacionalnih parlamentov v Evropski uniji. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 2005 (izbrana poglavja- skupaj strani 150)
  • F.Grad, I.Kaučič, S.Nerad, C.Ribičič, S.Zagorc, Ustavno pravo Evropske unije, Pravna fakulteta UL, Ljubljana, 2007 (izbrana poglavja – skupaj strani 50).
  • Peter Grilc, Tomaž Ilešič, Pravo Evropske unije, prva knjiga, Pravna obzorja, Ljubljana, 2001 (ustrezna poglavja- 100 strani).
  • P.Craig, G.de Burca, EU Law (Text, Cases and Materials), Oxford Univ. Press, 2008 (poglavje: (2) The Institutions: str. 38-82 in poglavje: (4) Legislation and Policy-Making: str. 108-144; skupaj 80 strani)

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students will learn the legal and wider social components of the legislative process in the EU, which will allow practical application of knowledge on selected topics of practical exercises and project work on individual cases.

5. Learning and teaching methods

Teaching methods are lectures, tutorials and individual tutorials. Students are required to be prepared for class discussions at a pre-described literature.

6. Assessment

Written examination (100%)