Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL2100: Political Conflicts in Europe

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

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Florian Stoeckel (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module takes a comparative focus on various political conflicts in Europe. You will gain an understanding of similarities and differences in party political conflict across European countries and the rise of right wing populism. You will also consider political conflict as it relates to the expansion of democracy in Europe and contemporary threats to the quality of democracy (e.g. developments in Eastern Europe, ‘post factual politics’ as a more general phenomenon). Finally, you will discuss research on conflict as a result of globalisation, immigration, and European integration. Country case studies come from Western, Eastern, and Southern Europe. 

Module created

01/08/2017

Last revised