Checking date: 25/08/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Spanish Political System
Study: Dual Bachelor in Law and Political Science (232)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
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. - Political Actors - Political Behaviour
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Instrumental knowledge of : - The stages and actors of the Spanish political transition and democratic consolidation. - The prevailing values and major fractures in the Spanish political culture. - The articulation and political consequences of electoral systems used in Spain . - The political and progressive transformation of the state of autonomous complexity. Spanish political
Description of contents: programme
1. The process of political transition and consolidation of Spanish democracy. His political actors. 2. The political culture in Spain. 3. The Spanish electoral systems and their political consequences. 4. The political framework of the state of autonomous and transformation.
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
  • Reniú, J.M., eds.. Sistema político español. . Huygens. 2013
Additional Bibliography
  • Gunther, R., J.R. Montero y J. Botella . Democracy in Modern Spain. Yale University Press. 2005
  • Maravall, J.M. y J. Santamaría. Political Change in Spain and the Prospects for Democracy. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1985

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