Not available in 2013/14
EU440      Half Unit
Greece and South Eastern Europe: Government, Economy and Foreign Policy

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Spyridon Economides COW 2.07


This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in European Studies: Ideas and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe, MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union and MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

An examination of Greece and South East Europe from a politics and international relations perspective, with particular emphasis on post-1989 developments. Topics include: Historical Legacies; Disintegration of Yugoslavia; the Western Balkans after Yugoslavia; the EU and the Eastern Balkans; Greece and European Foreign Policy; Greece's Policy in the Balkans; Turkey and the EU; Cyprus and the EU; EU Enlargement and South-eastern Europe; Regional Co-operation.


10 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT. 1 hour and 30 minutes of seminars in the ST.

Indicative reading

G Allison & K Nicolaides (Eds), The Greek Paradox, MIT Press, 1997; IBanac, The National Question in Yugoslavia, Cornell University Press, 1984; D Barchard, Turkey and the European Union, Centre of European Reform, 1998; G Castellan, A History of the Balkans, Tr N Bradley, Columbia University Press, 1992; C Cviic, Remaking the Balkans, Printer for Institute International Affairs, 1995; K Featherstone & K Ifantis (Eds), Greece in a Changing Europe, Manchester University Press, 1996; T Geshkoff, Balkan Union: A Road to Peace in Southeastern Europe, Columbia University Press, 1940; E Loewendal, "Promises to Keep": The Reality of Turkish-EU Relations, Action Centre for Europe, 1998; P Shoup (Ed), Problems of Balkan Security: Southeastern Europe in the 1990s, Wilson Centre Press, 1990; M Todorova, Imagining the Balkans, Oxford University Press, 1997; S Woodward, Balkan Tragedy, Brookings Institute, 1995.


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.

Student performance results

(2009/10 - 2011/12 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 3.1
Merit 62.5
Pass 31.2
Fail 3.1

Key facts

Department: European Institute

Total students 2012/13: 9

Average class size 2012/13: 8

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Problem solving
  • Communication