Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM157: Global Issues in European Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Florian Stoeckel (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module takes a comparative focus on a variety of international issues and how they shape political conflict at the national level in Europe. You will discuss in detail research on conflict as a result of globalisation, immigration, and European integration. Case studies come from Western, Eastern, and Southern Europe. You will also gain an understanding of similarities and differences in party political conflict across European countries and the rise of challenger parties. Finally, you will consider political conflict as it relates to the expansion of democracy in Europe and contemporary threats to the quality of democracy (e.g. developments in Eastern Europe, ‘post factual politics’ as a more general phenomenon).

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