17.561 | Fall 2020 | Undergraduate

European Politics


1 Introduction; Overview of Course  
2 Historical Antecedents and Contemporary Varieties of Capitalist Democracies  
3 Concepts and Comparisons: Varieties of Capitalism and Welfare Regimes  
4 Britain I: Political Institutions  
5 Britain II: Politics and Political Economy  
6 Britain III: Contemporary Party Dynamics and Brexit First current events memo (on Britain) due 
Between sessions 6 and 7, a 50-minute midterm exam will be administered during recitation time.
7 Germany I: Politics and Political Institutions  
8 Germany II: Political Economy  
9 Germany III: Contemporary Politics and Party Dynamics Second current events memo (on Germany) due
10 Scandinavia I: Swedish Social Democracy  
11 Scandinavia II: Swedish Politics and Political Economy  
12 Scandinavia III: The Danish Variant on the Nordic Model Third current events memo (on either Sweden or Denmark) due 
13 Whither Europe? Group project due
14 Final Exam  

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2020
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments