Small States in the European Union

The seminar introduces the academic debate on small states in the EU, and moves on to a discussion of the ways small states can pursue their national interests in the EU.

Anders Wivel, Professor, and Caroline Grön, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

Reading material

1) Grøn, C. and Wivel, A. (2011). „Maximizing Influence in the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: From Small State Policy to Smart State Strategy“, Journal of European Integration 33(5): 523-539.

2) Panke, D. (2010). „Good instructions in no time? Domestic coordination of EU policies in 19 small states“, West European Politics 33(4): 770-790.

3) If you are unfamiliar with the institutions of the EU, please consult “How the European Union Works”, especially pp. 1-23 (can be downloaded from here).