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PI 3064 / PI 3564
RADICAL BASQUE NATION-BUILDING AND THE NEW SPANISH DEMOCRACY
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Durkin

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students in programme year 3 and above who have achieved 75 credit points from level 1 and 2 Politics & International Relations courses.

Note(s): This course will run in the second half-session of 2012/13 as PI 3564.

The course will scrutinise the political and social conditions which gave rise to the 'Basque Conflict', a paradigmatic case of a conflict at the level of the state. Topics to be considered include but are not confined to: industrialisation and the emergence of Basque nationalism; the Spanish Civil War and its legacy; the emergence and durability of ETA; the transition to democracy; social movements for peace and future prospects in the light of the demise of political violence.

1 one hour lecture and 1 one hour seminar. The course will also employ DVD (documentary) materials.

1 three hour written examination (60%); and 1 continuous assessment essay of 3500 words (40%).

One three hour exam (60%). In-course grades will be carried forward unless the student opts to resubmit course work (40%).