2nd European Summer University for undergraduates




2nd european summer university



3-21 July 2006


University of Grenoble, France




What?                      Comparative Politics, International Relations, European Studies – All modules in English, with 10 ECTS credits.



For whom?              Second, Third and Fourth Year undergraduate students from Europe and beyond.


Teachers?              From across Europe: Barcelona , Cyprus , EUI, Essex, Grenoble , Kent , Lille , LSE, Turin , and more.



How?                       Interactive, intensive small group seminars with practitioners as visitors. Oral and written work.



Where?                   On the University of Grenoble campus in the heart of the French Alps . Good student accommodation available for €325 as well as full student, library and computing facilities.



Cost?                       €550 fee for students from ECPR /epsNet institutions and €800 from other institutions. There is also a special fee of €350 for students from the four organising institutions – Grenoble , Kent , Lille , and Turin . Some students from participating institutions will be gratis.


Further information: or email



Funding from the EU Socrates programme and the French Ministry of Education is gratefully acknowledged



Partner institutions:  University of Kent, Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble; Universita degli studi di Torino; Institut d’études Politiques de Lille; University of Essex; Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Corvinus University of Budapest; University of Southampton; Université Catholique de Louvain; Helsingin yliopisto; Freie Universität Berlin; Univerza v Ljubljani; Universität Mannheim; University of Cyprus; Aarhus Universitet; Űlikool; Vrije Universitet Brussel; Universiteit van Amsterdam; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Bilgi University


Partner organisations: European Consortium for Political Research ( ECPR ), European Political Science net (EpsNet)


Coordinating committee:  Project Coordinator & Academic convenor, International Relations: AJR Groom ( University of Kent ); Academic convenor, Politics: Alfio Mastropaolo ( University of Turin ); Academic convenor, European Studies: Elise Féron (IEP de Lille); for EpsNet: Richard Topf; for European Consortium for Political Research: Clare Dekker ; Local organiser: Brigitte Vassort-Rousset


Provisional Programme



Comparative Politics



Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Year 2


Elections & Electoral Systems


Augusti Bosch Gardella, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona


Political Culture


Oscar Mazzoleni


Canton Ticinio & EUI


Transformation of Political Parties


Alfio Mastropaolo,


Universityof Turin


Year 3


The New Democracies


Davide Grassi


Universityof Turin


Transformation of the National State


Niilo Kauppi,


Universityof Jyväskylä


Civil Society in a Comparative Perspective


Hans-Jurg Trenz


Universityof Oslo


Year 4


Political Corruption


James L. Newell


Universityof Salford


New Populist Parties


Duncan McDonnell


Universityof York


Citizenship & Democracy


Christophe Bouillaud,


IEP de Grenoble



International Relations



Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Year 2


The U.N, System


A.J.R. Groom, University of Kent


The U.S. & World Order


Mark Smith, University of Wales , Swansea


IR & Non-Governmental Organisations


Christos Frangonikolopoulos, University of Thessaloniki


Year 3


Conflict Studies


Wolf-Dieter Eberwein


IEP de Grenoble


Political Approaches to Secuity & Defence


Brigitte Vassort-Rousset,


Universityof Grenoble


Foreign Policy Analysis


Tuomas Forsberg


Universityof Helsinki


Year 4


Worlds in Collision


Michael Cox,




IR Theory


Knud Erik Joergensen


Universityof Aarhus


International Political Economy


Jarrod Wiener, Brussels School of International Relations



European Studies



Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Year 2


Democracy & Legitimacy in the EU


Piret Ehin,


Universityof Tartu


Intercultural Challenges in Europe


Elise Feron


IEP de Lille


EU Institutions


Heiko Walkenhorst,


Universityof Essex


Year 3


Political Parties & Interest Groups in EU


Patrick Dumont




Decision-Making in the EU


Cecile Leconte,


IEP de Lille


EU and the  Eastern Mediterranean


Joseph Joseph


Universityof Cyprus


Year 4


The EU: deepening or widening?


Frank Pfetsch


Universityof Heidelberg


EU Security & Defence Policy


Eric Remacle, Universite Libre de Bruxelles


The Constitutional Treaty & the European Democratic Debate


Daniela Piana,


Universityof Florence