Translation of the Swedish course syllabus
 
Populism and Radical Politics: Across East and West, Right and Left, 7.5 credits
(Populism och radikal politik: Öst och väst, höger och vänster, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
 
Course code: 41F1040
Discipline for doctoral studies: Other subjects
Academic school: School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Research area for doctoral studies: Historical Studies 100%
Grades permitted: G
Education cycle: Third cycle
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: VT 2018 (spring semester)


1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by Committee for Research and Doctoral Education at Södertörn University on 2018-04-09 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

Admitted to doctoral studentship.

3. Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the doctoral student can
• demonstrate a good understanding of how political changes after 1989 influenced the developments of social and political movements in Europe and, in particular, movements in Baltic, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia;
• apply knowledge of some of the most significant current radical movements in Europe across the political spectrum, particularly populist movements and political responses to these;
• exemplify how these movements, on the one hand, have developed within their national and European context and, on the other hand, how they are also linked to larger transnational, sometimes global, political, cultural and economic processes;
• critically engage with a range of poststructuralist theories dealing with radical politics, political mobilisation and populism;
• critically assess the relevance of these theories for understanding empirical phenomena.

4. Course contents, modules and examinations

This course deals with populism and radical politics across the political spectrum, both empirically and theoretically. Particular attention is paid to the European post-1989 context within Baltic, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the larger transnational and global cultural, economic and political developments within which these movements have emerged.

5. Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars. Each student is expected to prepare by reading the assigned literature in advance, and to participate actively in classroom discussions.

6. Course assessment

The course is assessed through active participation in seminars, as well as written assignments and oral presentations.
 The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

7. Reading list
  Litteraturlistan fastställs av Historiska Studier och forskarskolan BEEGS.

The reading list is decided by the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies and Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS).

8. Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

9. Other stipulations
The course is given as a CBSS Summer University by CBEES.