Greek Politics


Degree Program: Social Administration (4th semester – elective)

Degree Program : Political Science (4th semester – compulsory)

Teaching hours: 3 per week-5 ECTS

Course tutor: Dr. Costas Dikeos, Assistant Professor

with the assistance of Dr. Cryssanthos Tassis

Email:cdikeos@socadm.duth.gr

The course aims at presenting the Greek political system and its historical development from independence to the current stage, with emphasis on the Third Greek Republic (1974-2013).

Second year students acquire knowledge in brief about: the period 1830-1909; the period 1909-1950; the period 1950-1967; whereas wider knowledge concerning the 1967-74 dictatorship is also acquired; once the historic trail and political background are given, students acquire in depth knowledge upon the so called Third Greek Republic (1974-2013), and in particular: the major political parties (PaSoK, Nea Democratia); the medium sized parties (EKND, KKE, KKE int, EDIK); the nine small and niche parties; key political personalities; pressure groups in Greek politics; political ideology and culture is also referred to; ultimately the course examines the key government periods (1974-81, 1981-89, 1989-1990, 1990-93, 1993-2004, 2004 and the current crisis).

Assessment:

Compulsory exam at the end of term. Optional mid term essays are also given and add up to final mark.

Goals:

Acquainting students with issues related to the key players and issues in Greek politics.