Department of Political Science

PSC 551 Western European Politics

Political Science Field: Comparative Politics
Typically offered every 2-3 years

Bonnie M. Meguid
Fall 2004

Course Syllabus

This is a graduate-level seminar on the domestic institutions and political processes defining Western Europe since 1945. Several countries, including Britain, France and Germany, will be examined in the context of comparative themes. These topics include political parties, interest groups, and changing patterns of interest articulation and representation; the politics of federalism and regionalism; governmental and electoral types; concepts of race, ethnicity and citizenship; and the Europeanization of domestic politics.