SEESGS56 Governance and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (2014-15)

UCL Credit Value: 15

ECTS Value: 6

Term 1

Module Coordinator: Dr Sean Hanley
Weekly Contact Hours: 2.0
Prerequisites: None


2 Hour Examination (50%), 1500 word coursework (50%)

Module Outline

This course aims to give students a broad knowledge and understanding of the politics of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) from mid/late-1990s to the present by exploring the twin processes of domestic transition to democracy and a market economy and integration into a changing EU. It aims to familiarize students with comparative and theoretical frameworks for understanding political systems in the region, European integration and the relationship between the two. Countries principally covered are Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.