West European Studies | Select Topics in West European Studies
W605 | 26853 | Rohrschneider, R


Topic:  Advanced Industrial Societies  3 cr.
Obtain on-line auth for above section from department.
Above section meets with POLS-Y 657.

This seminar about European politics introduces participants to a
range of issues that concern analysts of Europe and, more broadly,
advanced industrialized democracies. Therefore, this class is not
just a survey of West European countries. Rather, using Europe as
a "testing ground," the seminar's analytical goal is to introduce
participants
to several issues that preoccupy analysts of advanced democracies.
You may thus conceive of the seminar as an Approaches and Issues
class about advanced democracies. Accordingly, the seminar's thematic
focus will change on an almost weekly basis. Topics include
Institutional Systems, Party systems, Political Culture,
Modernization and Economic Theories of
Democracy, and Coalition Theories. In addition to weekly memos on the
assigned reading material, course requirements include a term paper,
a final exam, and, above all, thoughtful contributions to seminar
discussions.