European Democratic Culture, 7.5 hp

VT 2024, Helfart, Linköping

The overarching theme of the course is European Democratic Culture and European Politics, or, how to understand Europe's democratic historical development, and the democratic forms and thoughts of today, especially within the frame of the European Union. We will consider questions such as: When comparing the countries of Europe, is it possible to find indications of a common European democratic culture? Are there vital differences present that make it difficult to speak about a shared democratic culture? Are there several democratic cultures or politics in Europe? Will political cultures in Europe become harmonized over time or will differences persist? Where do we go from Brexit? Questions such as these will be covered not the least in a specific group task throughout the course.

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