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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Edinburgh, Scotland; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Program Description:

Overview

 

Overview

The Department of Political Science offers a five-week summer program on European Politics. The courses offered will include both a rigorous theoretical component developed through lectures and class discussion, and an applied, practical component realized through guest lectures and site visits with European political institutions including the parliaments of Spain, Germany and Scotland. The program begins in Madrid. Students will travel to Barcelona, Edinburgh, and Berlin. Classes will be held in Madrid and Berlin. 

Participating in the program will offer students the opportunity to observe firsthand the operation of bodies such as the local, national and regional institutions. All of the courses offered are being developed for the program in order to take advantage of the unique opportunity to visit institutions and hear from policymakers, officials, and scholars.

Broadly, the program will consider the challenges of building and maintaining democratic states as well as a union of these states across a diverse continent. The program considers Europe's experience with authoritarianism, transitions to democracy, democratic governance and democratic backsliding. We will focus on the way that regional cleavages influence politics in Europe. Special attention will be given to economic policy, immigration, and the rule of law in Europe. 
 

Location

 

Location

  • Visit the “Golden Triangle” - The Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofia are three art institutions on one of the main boulevards of Madrid, the Paseo del Prado
  • Experience the juxtaposition of UNESCO World Heritage sites Old Town and New Town in Scotland’s hilly capital city
  • Berlin boasts 12 distinct boroughs, each with their own character and charm
  • Madrid population: 3.2 million;
    Edinburgh population: 495,000
    Berlin population: 3.5 million
 

Application Process

 

Application Process

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is February 15.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 

Dates

 

Dates

June 3 - July 7, 2018 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Madrid: June 3 - 24
Edinburgh: June 24 - 27
Berlin: June 27 - July 7

 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
    • Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

Students will take 3 courses for a total of 8 credit hours:

POLS 385: Comparative Political Institutions (3 credits)
Taught by Prof. Jeffrey Staton. This course will provide students with an introduction to comparative political institutions. We will focus on how the rules that organize political communities influence social cooperation, order, representation and rights. We will also introduce key institutions of the European Union and consider how they have influenced European politics. We will discuss the role of domestic and European institutions with policy-makers in Berlin, Madrid, and Budapest.

POLS 385: Dictatorship and Development (3 credits)
Taught by Prof. Jennifer Gandhi. This course offers a thematic introduction to the politics of economic development in dictatorships. The course begins with an introduction to growth models in preparation for understanding how politics is "introduced" (in the form of political regimes) into standard economic explanations. After evaluating theories and evidence comparing democracies and dictatorships, we move on to the primary focus of the course: understanding the institutional organization of dictatorships and its effects on countries' development trajectories. The course finishes with a look at regime dynamics and development, or whether growth has effects on the durability of authoritarian regimes.

POLS 385: The Political Economy of Economic Policymaking in Europe (2 credits)
Taught by Prof. Mark Hallerberg. This course provides an introduction to economic issues facing the European Union. The first goal is to increase your understanding of the current economic challenges facing European countries and the European Union more generally, including the impact of the global financial crisis that began in the US on the European Union as well as the continuing euro-zone crisis. The second goal is to understand possible solutions, both economic and political, to these challenges.
 

Housing

 

Housing

While in Madrid, students will be staying in double occupancy rooms in shared student apartments. Apartments may be co-ed with single-sex bedrooms and may be shared with other non-Emory international students on study abroad programs.  In Edinburgh and Berlin, students will be staying in double occupancy hotel rooms with participants of the Emory European Politics program.
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet

Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
 

Policies

 

Policies

Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Dr. Jeffrey Staton
Program Director
Department of Political Science
jkstato@emory.edu

Kate Dawson
Summer Study Abroad Advisor
Emory College Study Abroad
404-727-2240
kate.dawson@emory.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.