European Politics

In the midst of a crowd, a man carries signs with the words: “The Brexit Mess!” and “We Don’t Back the Brexit Deal.”

A crowd gathers for an anti-Brexit protest outside the Houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom. After a 2016 referendum, the UK became the first and only country to formally leave the European Union after 47 years of membership. (Image courtesy of Steve Eason on Flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)


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This course examines similarities and differences in politics and political economy in Britain, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. In particular, the course 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.

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Kathleen Thelen. 17.561 European Politics. Fall 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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