Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2100: Political Conflicts in Europe

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Ferrin, M., and H. Kriesi (2016). How Europeans view and evaluate democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Flynn, D., B. Nyhan and J. Reifler (2017). The nature and origins of misperceptions:  understanding false and unsupported beliefs about politics. Political Psychology 38 (S1): 127–150.

Hooghe, L., and G. Marks (2017). Europe’s Crises and Political Contestation. Journal of European Public Policy, unassigned.

Hutter, S., E. Grande and H. Kriesi (eds) (2016). Politicising Europe: Integration and Mass Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marks, G., Hooghe, L., Nelson, M., and Edwards, E. (2006). Party competition and European integration in the east and west: different structure, same causality. Comparative Political Studies, 39(2), 155-175.

Moravcsik, A. and M. Vachudova (2003). National Interests, State Power, and EU Enlargement, East European Politics and Societies, 17(1).

Mudde, C. (2013). Three decades of populist radical right parties in Western Europe: So what?. European Journal of Political Research 52.1: 1-19.

Risse, T. (2010). A Community of Europeans? Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Schmitter, P. C. (2015) Crisis and transition, but not decline. Journal of democracy 26.1: 32-44.

Vachudova, M. (2014). EU leverage and national interests in the Balkans: The puzzles of enlargement ten years on. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 52.1: 122-138.

Vachudova, M. A. (2005). Europe undivided: democracy, leverage, and integration after communism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.