2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course provides an overview of contemporary Western European politics by focusing on challenges posed to European political systems by the Great Recession and Sovereign Debt Crisis. In the first half of the course, we place a special emphasis on the challenges faced by the Southern European countries that were hardest hit by the economic crisis. We focus specifically on the rise of non-mainstream political parties on both the right and the left. During the second module, we’ll pivot from this ongoing challenge to studying Western European political institutions in general, with a focus on the ongoing disruption of long-stable party systems by populist challengers. Throughout the course, we’ll take advantage of our location in Turin, Italy to learn more about Italian politics from local scholars, meetings with politicians, and excursions.

Offered in Turin, Italy.


Summer 2020: Off campus

Section ID:GOVT 3323 001-LEC
Program:Summer Program in Turin
Class dates:June 1-19, 2020
Due date:Friday June 19, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / Other, Off-Campus
Instructor:Best, R. (reb356)
Way, C. (crw12)
Max. enroll:20
Related:Cross-listed with SOC 3310 001-LEC
To enroll:See Summer Program in Turin for enrollment information.

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