Political Change: Global Crisis and European Political Economy (L1998)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The European Political Economy has been profoundly impacted by crisis. This module will introduce you to the key themes and debates on the origins and effects of the 2008 global financial crash, the eurozone crisis, and the contemporary challenges facing Europe’s political economies. This module will explore the contested origins and impact of these crises and interrogate the ways in which political elites have responded to them. It will focus on the impact of the crisis in the European periphery, on political systems, and explore the role of the media. The module will introduce you to key theoretical debates on European Political Economy, austerity, financialisation, and neoliberalism.


100%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: