Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 10
The module begins with a comparative analysis of the revolutions of 1989, followed by three thematic sessions on: 'transitions to democracy'; nationalism and the state in post-communist Europe; and the politics of transition to the market economy. The next four sessions cover case studies of specific post-communist (Poland, Hungary, Czechslovakia/Czech and Slovak Republics; Romania, Yugoslavia, according to student interests). The final session reviews the progress of 'returning to Europe' - the impact of accession to/exclusion from NATO and the EU on domestic political transformation in CEE
Teaching and learning methods
Please note this module is not currently available 2011-12.
These courses are taught by a combination of lectures, classes and directed reading.
This module is available as:
Autumn term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Spring term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Whole Year 20 credit unit – 2 hour examination (100%).