POLS 560 Modern State in Europe
This course aims at providing the students with a basic understanding of European politics. The course will do so first, by analyzing the historical background of European politics from the Peace of Westphalia and onwards, with specific emphasis on the state building process in Western Europe.Second the course will focus on the political dynamics in Europe with the aim of isolating commonalities and similar patterns in European politics. Third, the course will analyze the challenges in European politics today, specifically those posed by integrative and fragmentary forces. The course aims to provide a comparative analysis of European politics in a multi-disciplinary manner.