Interest Groups in National and International Governance Regimes

This course will explore how the civil society organizes as Non-governmental interest groups (IGs) in national and international Governance regimes. Starting with the history and the development of IGs and corporatist politics, students will get an overview of the nature and variety of IGs by reviewing the types of, and institutional issues related to them. What are their policies, challenges and constraints on their way to exert influence and shape policy-making. LO 2.1., LO 3.5.

Art der Vermittlung

Präsenzveranstaltung

Art der Veranstaltung

Pflichtfach

Empfohlene Fachliteratur

Heywood, Andrew (2013) Groups, interests and Movements, In: ibd.: politics. 4th edition. New York: Palgrave; pp. 245-264. Yaziji, Michael/ Doh, Jonathan (2009) NGOs and Corporations – Conflict and Collaboration. https://www.cambridge.org/at/academic/subjects/management/business-ethics/ngos-and-corporations-conflict-and-collaboration?format=HB&isbn=9780521866842 Cigler, Allan/ Loomis, Burdett/ Nownes, Anthony (2015) Interest Group Politics. 9th editions, CQ press. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/interest-group-politics/book243479#description Javens, Mack (2011) Introduction to Corporatism: Concepts, Schools and People. Webster. https://www.thalia.at/shop/home/artikeldetails/ID29449299.html?ProvID=11010474 Wiarda, Howard (2016) Corporatism and Comparative Politics. Taylor & Francis Ltd. https://www.thalia.at/shop/home/artikeldetails/ID82001175.html?ProvID=11010475 Fernandez, Sergio (2009) General Theory of Corporatism. A historical pattern of European social Policy. VDM publishing. https://www.thalia.at/shop/home/artikeldetails/ID18202485.html?ProvID=11010474&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkOK7uvWb5gIVheAYCh0kGgo7EAQYBiABEgLs3fD_BwE Lewis, David (2014) Non-Governmental Organizations, Management and Development. 3rd edition. Routledge.

Lern- und Lehrmethode

Vortrag, Arbeit in Kleingruppen, case studies, Diskussion.

Prüfungsmethode

Immanente Leistungsbewertung, Gruppenarbeit als Hausübung.

Schnellinfos

Studiengang

Europäische Wirtschaft und Unternehmensführung (Bachelor)

Akademischer Grad

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

2.00

Unterrichtssprache

Englisch

Studienplan

Berufsbegleitend

Studienjahr, in dem die Lerneinheit angeboten wird

2023

Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird

4 SS

Incoming

Nein

Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung

After successful completion of the lecture, the students are able to: • outline theories on interest articulation and aggregation; • determine and classify distinct types of interest groups; • characterize Austrian and European corporatism; • describe formal and informal methods applied by interest groups and civil-society organization to exert influence and shaping policy-making; • explain consultation and lobbying at the EU level; • conduct case studies on interest groups and respective campaigns;

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung

0389-20-01-BB-DE-47e