Society and Politics in Contemporary Spain (Taught in Spanish)
Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Area of Study
Government, International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy Studies
High Intermediate, Advanced, Superior
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course is designed to give both political science and non-political science majors a robust overview of key features of Spanish Politics. The core of the course is the study of the nature and functioning of the Spanish democratic system established by the late seventies. It pays special attention to the main political processes, institutions, actors, belief systems and political behaviour in the country, including contemporary political violence and international immigration.
At the beginning of the course, some sessions will be devoted to study the previous Spanish democratic experience (1931-1936), its collapse (1936-1939), the authoritarian rule imposed afterwards and the Spanish transition to democracy (1975-1978), episodes that have left their mark on the features of the current Spanish political system.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.