Module Identifier IP30920  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Siobhan Harty  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours (10 x 1 hour)  
  Seminar   10 Hours (10 x 1 hour)  
Assessment Essay   1 x 2,500 words   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  


This module investigates the causal factors for the emergence of regional national movements and regional governments in contemporary Western Europe and considers how regionalism has modified our understanding of the nation-state and state-society relations. Through lectures and seminars, students will critically examine how regionalism has revised conceptions of state nationalism, citizenship and governance and assess the influence of regional movements on political party formation, voting behaviour and interest representation. This module will provide students with the opportunity to engage in an in-depth analysis of specific cases of regionalism and contribute to ongoing debates on central issues related to democratic development in contemporary Europe. The role of regionalism in European integration will also be considered through an examination of Inter-regional organizations as well as the EU Committee of the Regions.


10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists

Patrick Le Gales and Christian Lequesne. (1998) Regions in Europe. London: Routledge