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PI4060: EXTREME RIGHT IN WESTERN EUROPE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:52


Course Overview

This course will provide an in-depth analysis of a European party family which is growing in electoral support as well as political influence. Individual countries and parties will be covered, as well as key concepts such as fascism, racism, xenophobia and populism. Students will also be familiarised with different theoretical approaches explaining the growth of extreme right parties, and responses from the political environment. The course will be beneficial to future study and work in a wide range of areas and contexts, and has relevance to social and political challenges such as integration, internationalisation, globalisation and social cohesion.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Anders Widfeldt

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either International Relations (IR) (Studied) or Politics (PI) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The extreme right party family has grown in significance in recent decades. This growth has not been restricted to electoral support, but has also been noticeable in terms of legitimacy as well as direct and indirect political influence. The course will provide an in-depth understanding of extreme right parties. It will examine alternative definitions of extreme right parties, their ideology, their political impact, the reasons for their success and any possible links between the contemporary extreme right and traditional fascism. Key controversial concepts, such as racism, xenophobia and extremism will be scrutinised. The course will provide in-depth country-by-country coverage as well as broadly comparative and conceptual themes.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 21

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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for summative assessment in line with the University's guidelines.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 18

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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for summative assessment in line with the University's guidelines.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Online Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 19

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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided online for summative assessment in line with the University's guidelines.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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