The Politics of Europe




Examines political and economic change in Europe focusing primarily on England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, and the European Union with some focus on eastern Europe. Topics include the rise of modern states, industrialization, revolutions, democratization, the rise of fascism, the European Union, the politics of the post communist transitions, and contemporary far-right anti-immigrant populist parties. The course analyzes these phenomena from a variety of different theoretical perspectives, including economic, institutionalist, and leadership-centered approaches.