School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for POLS 205 in 2015.

POLS-205 – The New Europe

Points:20Prerequisites:40 100-level POLS/INTP pts
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:History, Phil, Pol Sci & IRRestrictions:None

This course introduces students to the diverse institutions that shape politics, society and economics in a number of European countries. It seeks to explain why political, social and economy diversity exists in Europe and why it matters. In doing so it identifies differences and commonalities in the organisation of politics and society in several countries, how peculiar national institutions came into existence and whether different national institutions are compatible within integrated political structures and markets. Geographically and chronologically the course focuses on postwar Britain, France and West Germany, although it makes reference to other examples. 100% internal assessment.

Also offered as:  INTP 205

Set Texts

Kesselman, Mark and Krieger, Joel 2009. European Politics in Transition, 6th edition OR 2006 5th edition. Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin.

INTP/POLS 205 Book of Readings. Available from VicBooks, Student Union Building.

This course is not currently being offered.


Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.