Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2100: Political Conflicts in Europe

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


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Florian Stoeckel (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


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. 

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