MUN197H1: Strong States or Weak People? Dictatorships in Modern Europe


Who are the people and what role do they play in dictatorships? This course takes a case study approach to dictatorships in Europe in the 20h and 21st centuries. By looking beyond the frequently studied examples of Germany, Italy and the USSR, the class examines less-studied examples in the Balkans and Central Europe such as Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and Albania in the years between the First and Second World Wars, alongside the continuities between those dictatorships and the communist regimes that followed. In contemporary examples, we examine Belarus and Russia alongside so-called hybrid regimes like Hungary.

Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Social Science
Society and its Institutions (3)
University-Based Experience