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PL30569: The post-Franco party political system in Spain

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 33%, ES 67%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 16%)
  • Write up (CW 17%)
  • Essay (ES 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The purpose of this unit is to examine the nature of Spanish politics in the post-authoritarian period; analyse the reasons for successful transition from dictatorship to democracy; evaluate the modernisation of Spain under the PSOE government with particular reference to the key role played by European integration; assess more recent political developments under the current PP government.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* Understand the nature of the transition to democracy;
* Critically evaluate the role played by key actors and political parties;
* Apply theoretical frameworks to political developments in Spain.

Content:
The transition from dictatorship to democracy; socio-economic modernisation under the PSOE and PP; the role of European integration; Spain's system of regional autonomy.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30569 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AYB18 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB23 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB20 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (Spanish and ab initio Italian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB22 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (Spanish and ab initio Russian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB17 : BA(Hons) Spanish and Politics with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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