Checking date: 25/08/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Spanish Politics II
Study: Bachelor in Political Science (205)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
High proficiency certificated or accredited level in English language. This course when taught in English is basically addressed to Erasmus and exchange students with a basic knowledge of Spanish politics and goverment as well as the contemporary Spanish History.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Instrumental knowledge of : - The evolution of the Spanish political scene and its interpretative key . - The map of partisan and nonpartisan actors existing in the Spanish political system - The structure and dynamics of party systems in Spain . 2. Domain of the main sources of information on political parties.
Description of contents: programme
1. Important moments of Spanish political process. 2. The party systems in Spain and its transformations. 3. partisan actors in the Spanish political system. 4. Actors nonpartisan in the Spanish political system.
Learning activities and methodology
- Conventional classes (50 % of the schedule ) . - Specific analysis in reduced groups (50 % of the schedule ) . - Tutoring schedule set for that purpose.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Alcántara, M. y Martínez, A., eds.. Política y Gobierno en España. Tirant lo Blanc. 2001
  • Gunther, R, Montero, J.R., Botella, J. . Democracy in Modern Spain. Yale University Press. 2005
  • Hernández, A. y Laiz, C.. Atlas de elecciones y partidos políticos en España (1977-2016). Sintesis. 2017
  • Llera, F.J., Baras, M., y Montabes, J. . Las elecciones generales de 2015 y 2016. CIS. 2018
  • Maravall, J.M. y Santamaría, J.. Political change in Spain and the prospects for democracy (en O´Donnell, Schmitter and Whitehead, "Transitions from Authoritarian Rule"). The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1985
  • Medina, L.. Izquierda y derecha en España: un estudio longitudinal y comparado. CIS. 2015
  • Molins, J., Muñoz, L. y Medina, I.. Los grupos de interés en España. La influencia de los lobbies en la política española. Técnos. 2016
  • Reniú, J.M., eds.. Sistema político español. Huygens. 2013
  • Roman, Paloma. Sistema político español.. McGraw-Hill.. 2001
  • Verge, T.. Partidos y representación política: Las dimensiones partidistas del cambio en los partidos políticos españoles, 1976-2006.. CIS. 2007
Additional Bibliography
  • Anduiza, E. et al.. Elecciones generales 2011. CIS. 2014
  • Gunther, R., J.R. Montero y J. Botella. Democracy in Modern Spain. Yale University Press. 2005
  • Marcet, J. y Casals, X.. Partidos y elecciones en la Cataluña del siglo XXI. ICPS. 2011
  • Santamaría, J.. Anatomía de un referéndum: La permanencia de España en la OTAN. en, B. Gómez y J. Font., eds ¿Cómo votamos en los referéndums?. Catarata. 2014

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.