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MGRK3603: Modern Greek Politics

This unit explores the political life in Greece after the establishment of the Modern Greek state (1828). It examines the main political parties, ideas, practices and personalities that shaped modern Greek state and nation-building from the inception of the Greek as a modern nation-state until today. The unit also explores major personalities and their impact on forming social policies in the country. Finally, the unit explores the most significant ideological movements that influenced modern Greek political life and social consciousness, investigating theories about the state, the nation and cultural identity as formed by structures and institutions introduced by successive Greek regimes.

Code MGRK3603
Academic unit Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Greek or European Studies or MGRK2603, or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. to know the most important politicla events, personalities and institutions of Modern Greece
  • LO2. to analyse political ideologies and party politics over the last 200 years
  • LO3. understand the geopolitical realities of Eastern Mediterranean and Greece's postion within the emerging energy wars

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