Checking date: 07/04/2021

Course: 2022/2023

Spanish Politics
Study: Bachelor in Sociology (208)

Coordinating teacher: LEON ALFONSO, SANDRA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
High proficiency certificate 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 government and of contemporary Spanish History. Análisis Político I (Political Analysis) Comportamiento y Actores Políticos I (Political Behavior and Actors)
1. Instrumental knowledge of : - The evolution of Spanish politics and its interpretative key . - The Spanish political institutions. - The map of existing partisan actors in the Spanish political system - The structure and dynamics of the political party system in Spain . 2. Domain of the main sources of information on political parties.
Description of contents: programme
1. The political transition and consolidation of democracy in Spain . 2. Important moments of Spanish political process ( since 1975). 3. The Spanish institutional system 4. parties and party system in Spain .
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
  • Gunther, R, Montero, J.R., Botella, J. . Democracy in Modern Spain . Yale University Press. 2004
  • 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
  • Reniu, J.M. (edi.), Ruiz Martínez, F.J. et al. Sistema Político Español. Huygens Editorial. 2012
  • Verge, T.. Partidos y representación política: las dimensiones del cambio en los partidos políticos españoles, 1976-2006. CIS. 2007
  • de Blas, A. et al.. Sistema Político Español. UNED. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • Gunther, R., J.R. Montero y J. Botella. Democracy in Modern Spain. Yale University Press. 2005

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