Fall/Winter Timetable

POL207Y1Y L0101

Politics in Europe


This course provides an introduction to the study of comparative politics with a focus on Europe. The course will introduce students to key questions, theories and methods in comparative politics, and will explore these questions through the comparative study of national European polities. We will cover theories of transitions to democracy, formation and development of the nation-state, political institutions and their effects, parties and party systems, elections and electoral behaviour, nationalism and identity politics. Students will become familiar with the recent history, politics and governments of contemporary Europe through the lens of current and classic themes in comparative politics.



Format and Requirements



1.0 POL credit / EUR 200Y1