POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 The Compartative History and Politics of the European Right (both new and old)
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Seniors only.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will analyze a very particular form of political participation, namely the social and historical aspects of fascism and right-wing movements.

  • What is (and was) fascism?
  • When does it arise?
  • Who are its supporters?
  • Who are its beneficiaries?
  • What is its relationship to established political institutions?
  • Is (was) it solely a movement of the right or does (did) it also incorporate many elements of the left in its concrete manifestations as well as in its ideologies?
  • How was fascism symbiotic as well as rivalrous with the conventional right and conservatism?
  • Was fascism reactionary or revolutionary — or both?
  • Above all, what is its relationship to that ubiquitous and fascinating social process known as "modernization"?
  • Was fascism a unique phenomenon "in its own time and place", i.e., the Europe of the 1920s and 1930s, or does it continue to exist albeit bearing different names and altered disguises?

We will look at the different manifestations of the political and cultural "Right" in Europe over the 20th century until today. In particular, we will analyze how conservatism was not fascism, how they rivaled but also how they complemented each other. We will look at the continuities and discontinuities between the movements and ideologies of the right in the early part of the 20th century, during the epoch of fascism from the '20s to the '40s and end with an investigation of various manifestations of the contemporary rights in Europe of the 21st century.

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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22784
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003 (LEC)
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28776
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with History 480.001
004 (LEC)
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29394
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30933
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with CICS 401
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