EU440      Half Unit
Greece and South Eastern Europe: Government, Economy and Foreign Policy

This information is for the 2015/16 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 EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

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


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

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.

Formative coursework

Two 1,500 word essays.

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.

Key facts

Department: European Institute

Total students 2014/15: 12

Average class size 2014/15: 6

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Problem solving
  • Communication