European Politics

A woman walks past a row of officers.

Margaret Thatcher is the longest-serving (1979–1990) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post. (This image is in the public domain. Source: The White House.)

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MIT Course Number

17.561

As Taught In

Fall 2011

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course examines the organization of political power and the dynamics of political change in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. In particular, it focuses on the structure of political power within the state, and on important institutions that form the link between state and society, especially political parties and interest organizations.

Thelen, Kathleen. 17.561 European Politics, Fall 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-561-european-politics-fall-2011 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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