Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL1020: Politics in Europe

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Florian Stoeckel (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In this module you will address how changing patterns of governance (specifically, the rise of the regulatory state, globalisation, and Europeanisation) are affecting traditional models of governance, focusing on the political systems of the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavian countries and Eastern Europe.

The theoretical foundations of the module lie in the combination of comparative politics and comparative political economy and Europeanization theory. You will examine the role of political parties, interest groups, legislatures, executives, judiciaries, the media and political participation.

This is fundamental for students wishing to specialise in comparative or European politics. There are no prior modules required to take this module. It is suitable for any student in social science or humanities from the first year and is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways, particularly students studying European languages.

Module created

1.10.2011

Last revised

27.2.12