Fall/Winter Timetable

POL300H1S L5101

Topics in Comparative Politics

Issues in Contemporary Greece


Despite a small size and peripheral location in the southeastern corner of Europe, since its establishment in the 19th c., the state of Greece has played a disproportionately large role, both literal and symbolic, in modern European and global affairs. Developments in its nearly 200-year history have presaged or highlighted major themes in Comparative and International Politics, including nationalism and ethnic conflict, humanitarian intervention, institutional design and the constitutional nature of a polity, civil war, acute ideological struggle and the contest between West and East during the Cold War, democratization, and political and economic European integration. This half-year course is designed to comprehensively introduce the above topics, in order to explore their theoretical, conceptual and empirical dimensions through the political history of the Greek state from the 19th c. to the present, and, to provide students with the critical skills to follow, understand and systematically analyze contemporary Greek politics.



Format and Requirements



1.0 POL credit