Contemporary Europe is marked by political extremism, notably the increased legitimation of far- to extreme-right party families at national and European levels, and Islamist terrorism. However, many, even most, of these movements have emerged from longstanding activist or intellectual traditions. Moreover, political extremism has not always been confined to the right: radical left movements have also marked contemporary European history. In this unit we study these various political extremisms, and responses by national governments and the European Union.
1x 1500wd class presentation (25%), 1x 1500wd textual analysis (25%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies