Late applications for summer 2018 may be considered. Please contact Kate Dawson
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.
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.