Checking date: 16/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Local Politics
Bachelor in Political Science (Plan: 396 - Estudio: 205)

Coordinating teacher: NATERA PERAL, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Spanish politics
After completing the course, students will learn key concepts and sufficient knowledge for the analysis of the structures, functioning , intervening actors, environments and tools proper of local government
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Specific scenarios of local politics 2. Comparative models of local government 3. Local Governments in Spain: local political governance 4. Local political management: efficiency, leadership, participation, transparency and communication
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

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • BALDERSHEIM, H.; WOLLMANN, H. (ed.). The Comparative Study of Local Government And Politics: Overview And Synthesis . BB publishers. 2006
  • IGLESIAS, A. (ed.). Local Governance in Spain. Springer. 2022
  • KERLEY, R.; LIDDLE, J.; DUNNING, P.T. (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government. Routledge. 2019
  • PETER, J.. Local Governance in Western Europe. Sage. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.