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The Politics of Postwar Europe, 1945-2000


Value half unit


Prof. Dan Stone


Taught through weekly lectures and weekly follow-up seminars


Best Essay of 2 (30%) and 2-hour Exam (70%)    

This course aims to encourage students, through intensive study of a broad range of events and themes of the post-war period, to understand the ways in which Europe has and has not changed since 1945, and thus to situate themselves historically. The course focuses chronologically on the major political and institutional developments, from the end of World War II, the onset of the Cold War, and the communist take-over of Eastern Europe, to decolonisation, the collapse of the southern dictatorships, the fall of communism, and the Yugoslav wars.


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