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 policymaking.
European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)
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After successful completion of the course, students can: • 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 EU level • conduct case studies on interest groups and respective campaigns. The learning outcomes of this course contribute mainly to the following (international) programme learning outcomes: LO 2.1., LO 3.5.