This course applies concepts in comparative political science to the study of contemporary Europe. The course requires familiarity with basic concepts and methods in political science and knowledge of post-World War II European history. The course will be divided into three parts. The first part of the course will examine the variation in institutions, social cleavages, and political behavior across European countries. The second part of the course will focus on European politics at the supranational level and examine the history, political institutions, and policies of the European Union. Finally, the third part of the course will address the challenges facing Europe and the EU today and will closely examine a series of key contemporary social and political debates.
Society and its Institutions (3)