Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 13, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GOVT 3323 - Modern European Politics

(crosslisted) SOC 3310  
(SBA-AS) (CU-ITL)     
Summer. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Offered in Turin, Italy.

C. Way.

Introduction to politics and political systems in Western Europe.  Starts with a brief history of the consolidation of West European democracies before and after World War II. Discusses core theoretical concepts guiding the comparative analysis of political systems. The main part of the course consists of a discussion of the political cultures, parties, electoral systems, and current problems confronting the political systems of various countries focusing on Italy which is treated in depth. The course concludes with an analysis of the European Union (EU) as political system.

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