|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours 18 hours of teaching and discussions taught within 10 x 2 hours.|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Written examination.||100%|
|Resit assessment||2 Hours Written examination||100%|
Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
The European Union
Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
This course first of all reviews the geo-political experience of Europe in the C20, leading to the formation of the European Union; it suggests ways in which the Union is likely to develop; and it analyses some major social, economic and regional issues in contemporary Western Europe.
The second part of the course is concerned with Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union since the Second World War. It describes the ways in which Eastern Europe was sovietized and the reasons for the collapse of the political and economic regimes in 1989-90. It goes on to review the problems of reform and the wider spatial repercussions of the failure of the Communist system.
Blacksell, Mark. (1981) Post-War Europe: A Political Geography. Hutchinson, London.
Gregory, P.R., and Stuart, R.C.. (1990) Soviet Economic Structure and Performance.. 4th ed.. Harper & Row, London.
Knox, P.L.. (1984) The Geography of Western Europe: A Socio-Economic Survey. Croom Helm, London
Sword, Keith. (1990) The Times Guide to Eastern Europe: The Changing Face of the Warsaw Pact. Times Books, London.
Turnock, David. (1989) Eastern Europe: An Economic and Political Geography. Routledge, London.
Williams, Allan M.. (1987) The Western European Economy: A Geography of Post-War Development.. Hutchinson, London