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Delegation to the Executive: Dilemmas and Institutional solutions

Course
SK1216
Bachelor’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-17608
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 875 SEK
First payment: 10 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

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.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

The requirement for admission is a minimum of 60 credits in social science, or equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

Facilities

The Department of Political Science is located in Campus Haga, which lies right in the centre of the city of Gothenburg.

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