POL207Y1: Politics in Europe


This course delves into key questions, theories and methods in comparative politics through an exploration of European politics and society. We cover theories of transition to democracy, nation-state development, institutions and their effects, parties and electoral behaviour, and social movements. We also analyze Europe’s contemporary developments: economic crisis, rise of populism, Brexit, and issues of immigration.


1.0 POL credit/ EUR200Y1

Recommended Preparation: 

General history of Europe

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)