The Politics Of The Left In Europe POLITIC4028

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

To examine the recent developments in the ideology, organization and electoral appeal of the European left in comparative perspective. To draw on contemporary theories of party competition and organization to analyze the dynamics within the and among the social democratic, green and radical left party families in Europe.

Timetable

This course may not be running this year. For further information please check the Politics Moodle page or contact the subject directly.

Requirements of Entry

Honours Entry, as set out in the Undergraduate Course Catalogue

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

A 2,500 word essay will count towards 50% of the final mark. A two-hour unseen written examination paper (two questions must be attempted) will make up for the remaining 50% of the final mark.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

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Course Aims

To examine the recent developments in the ideology, organization and electoral appeal of the Europeam left in comparative perspective. To draw on contemporary theories of party competition and organization to analyze the dynamics within the and among the social democratic, green and radical left party families in Europe.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ effectively employ key concepts and theories to analyse European party politics in comparative perspective

■ identify core themes and developments in European party politics at national and supranational level

■ critically assess ideological, organizational and social change as it relates to the politics of the Left in Europe

■ express views and employ arguments clearly in oral and written form.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None