Undergraduate Modules

German Politics: Domestic Contestation & Global Impact

This unit explores the politics of Germany, Europe’s leading state and the world’s third largest exporting nation. It encompasses history, domestic politics, policy-making, political economy and foreign policy. The module introduces students to the way Germany’s tumultuous history has impacted on politics today. It explores the character of contemporary party politics before turning to how they play out in relation to the policy process and Germany’s distinctive political economy. Finally, Germany’s international role is explored; is reunified Germany Europe’s new hegemon? The aim is to give a comprehensive understanding of contemporary German politics and policy.

Third Year Module
Semester Two
Module Code POL3155


  • 12 two-hour seminars


  • 2000 word essay
  • two-hour exam