Units of Study

GOVT2444 - Europe in World Affairs

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Diarmuid Maguire


This unit examines the problems of transition in European politics in three key areas: the shift towards advanced capitalist democracy in the southern Mediterranean; the steps towards transnational unity (through the EC) by northern European nations; and the slow process of economic and political reform in eastern Europe. Different theoretical approaches are used to examine these phenomena and these include perspectives that stress the role of the world economy, political institutions and social movements.


1x1hr mid-semester exam (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2hr final exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


12 Junior credit points from Government



Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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