Checking date: 07/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

History of contemporary political and electoral processes
Study: Dual Bachelor in Law and Political Science (232)

Coordinating teacher: RICHARDS , ANDREW JOHN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The aim is to help students understanding the historical dimension of the political and electoral processes, with particular emphasis on the revolutionary processes that lead to representative systems and regime change. In this connection it will seek students: a) To acquire an overview of the origin of representative systems and socialist systems and processes of continuity, change and political reform. b) To use conceptual tools needed to analyze the power and political changes from a historical and political perspective. c) To Identify and define revolutionary periods by political science perspective.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introdution: Revolutions. Definition, types and conceptual discriminations. 2. English Revolution 3. American Revolution 4. French Revolution 5. Spanish Revolution 6. Russian Revolution
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching time is distributed according to the following training activities: - Lectures. It includes case studies that illustrate lectures. - Written exercises on basic reading program - Other training: specific work on a film; book test; structured discussions, etc..
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Artola, M.. Los afrancesados. Alianza.
  • Blanco Valdés, R.. La construcción de la libertad. Alianza (2010).
  • Carr, E. H.. La Revolución Rusa. De Lenin a Stalin (1917-1924). Alianza.
  • Eisenstadt, S. N.. Las grandes revoluciones y las civilizaciones de la modernidad. CEPC.
  • García Cárcel, R.. El sueño de la nación indomable. Temas de Hoy.
  • Gueniffey, P.. Le nombre et la raison. La Revólution française et les elections. EHESS.
  • Hobsbawm, E.. La era de la revolución (1789-1848). Crítica.
  • Lario González, Á. (coord). Historia Contemporánea Universal. Del surgimiento del Estado contemporáneo a la Primera Guerra Mundial. Alianza (2010).
  • Lasalle, J. M.. Liberales. Compromiso cívico con la virtud. Debate (2010).
  • Mateucci, N. Organización del poder y libertad. Trotta.
  • Todd, A.. Las revoluciones, 1789-1917. Alianza.
  • Wood, G. S.. La revolución norteamericana. Mondadori.

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