UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEESGS61 Politics of South-Eastern Europe

UCL Credit Value: 15

ECTS Value: 7.5

Term 2




Module Coordinator: Dr Eric Gordy
Weekly Contact Hours: 2.0
Prerequisites: None

Summative Assessment

3000 word coursework (100%)

Formative Assessment


Module Outline

The seminar examines politics in the states of Southeast Europe since the demise of Communist regimes in the region. Particular attention will be given to the wars of Yugoslav succession and the regimes that participated in them. Topics may also include, but are not limited to: international administrations in Kosovo and Bosnia - Herzegovina, international and domestic initiatives to promote political and institutional reform, war crimes and transitional justice, organised crime and corruption, Processes of EU accession and conditionality, and initiatives for reconciliation and regional cooperation. A major emphasis of the material is on the relation of political change to economic and social factors.

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