This module provides a distinct approach to political change and comparative politics in Europe. First, it adopts a broad understanding of political change and analyses issues such as: institutional change, party system change and electoral change, in addition to changes in political representation, participation and accountability. Moreover, it examines different causes of political change such as international, economic or institutional. Second, this module takes a comparative perspective rather than a country-by-country approach. Comparing European countries across space and time offers an opportunity to explore a variety of vital issues and observe political change or stability.
Please note that module information is indicative and may change year to year
1-hour lecture & 1-hour seminar weekly
Module assessment - more information
2-hour examination (50%) & 2,500-word essay (50%)