Greek Society and Politics


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT SOCIAL POLICY
LEVEL OF STUDIES  LEVEL 6
COURSE CODE 27 SEMESTER 6Ο
COURSE TITLE GREEK SOCIETY AND POLITICS
TEACHINGACTIVITIES
If theECTSCreditsaredistributedin distinct partsofthecoursee.g. lectures, labsetc. IftheECTSCreditsareawardedto the wholecourse, thenplease indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
  3 6
Please, addlinesifnecessary.Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSE TYPE

Background, GeneralKnowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

 
PREREQUISITES:

 

ΝΟ
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: ΝΟ
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  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Pleasedescribethelearningoutcomesofthecourse: Knowledge, skills and abilitiesacquiredafterthesuccessfulcompletionofthecourse.
·         The aim of the course is to analyze the formation, the development, the challenges and problems of Greek society and politics.  Following the introductory sections concerning the formation of the Greek social formation and its political dimensions, the emphasis will be given to the developments taking place from the Civil War to the Dictatorship and mainly to the Third Hellenic Republic. In this frame, the major cleavages, and their relations with politics, the state and democracy will be analyzed.  Moreover, emphasis will be given on the development of political parties, and on the system of political and social representation as well.

·         At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

(a) know the main developments in Greek society and politics

(b) Understand that changes in the field of society are also causing changes in the field of politics

(c) Know the basic characteristics of Greek political parties

(d) Understand the changes of the party system during “Cachectic Democracy” and Third Hellenic Republic

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Adaptation to new situations, Decision making, Autonomous work, Teamwork, Working in an interdisciplinary environment, Equity and Inclusion, , Critical thinking, Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.        Introduction

2.        Society and Politics in the 19th Century

3.        1909-1924: The Goudi Movement, the “National Division” and the refugee issue

4.        1924-1940: The Second Hellenic Democracy and the Dictatorship of Metaxas

5.        1940’s: National Resistance and Civil War

6.        1950-1967: The “Cachectic Democracy”

7.        1967-1974: The Dictatorship

8.        1974-1981: Metapolitefsi, Social and Political Radicalization

9.        1980’s: PASOK in Power. The catch-all strategy in Greek Politics

10.     1990-2004: Modernization, Europeanization and Cartel Parties

11.     2004-2012: Economic crisis and the participatory project

12.     2012: The double “electoral earthquake” and the representation crisis

13.     The SYRIZA Phenomenon

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
Power Point Slides

Posting key elements of the course at e-class.

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographicresearch& analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures:  During lectures the material is developed through theory and examples. Lectures are held in an interactive manner, mainly through question-and-answer method. Moreover, students are divided in groups in order to promote the process of collaboration and to sharpen their critical capacity.

 

75
Seminars:  During their duration, specific topics are presented and analyzed. The Seminars focus on interdisciplinary, as the analysis of the Greek society and politics based on knowledge of political science, political economy, history, and state theory in order to enable students to understand the development and changes in party politics and in Greek society 60
Project: The writing of case studies and /or book reviews leads to the learning, understanding and finally to comprehend the development and the process in Greek society and politics 15
Total 150
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report,Clinical examination of a patient,Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Written Assignment or Oral Exam

 

SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Asimakopoulos, V., & Tassis, C., (eds), (2018), PASOK 1974-2018: Political Organization – Ideological TranspositionsGovernmental Policies, Athens: Gutenberg (in Greek)

Asimakopoulos, V., (2017), Left for the First Time, Athens: A. P. Publications. (in Greek)

Aranitou, V., (2018), The middle class in Greece during the era of the Memorandums: Between Collapse and Endurance, Athens: Themelio (in Greek).

Charalambis, D., (1985), Army and Political Power, Athens: Exantas (in Greek)

Meynaud, J., Merlopoulos, P ., Notaras, G., (2002), Political Forces in Greece, Vol A΄ & Β΄, Athens: Savvalas  (in Greek)

Alexakis, Ε., (2001), The Greek Right: Structure and Ideology of New Democracy 1974-1993, Athens – Κomotini: Ant. N. Sakkoulas (in Greek)

Spourdalakis, Μ., (ed.), (1998), PASOK: Party- State – Society, Athens: Patakis (in Greek)

Eleftheriou, Κ., & Tassis, C., (2013), PASOK: The Rising and Fall (?) of a Hegemonic Party, Athens: Savvalas (in Greek).

Spourdalakis, Μ., (1988), PASOK: Structure, Intraparty Crises and Concentration of Power, Athens: Exantas (in Greek).

Nicolakopoulos, E, (2001), The Cachectic Democracy: Parties and elections 1946-1967, Athens: Patakis (in Greek)

Veremis, T., (2000), The Army in Greek Politics, Athens: Kourier Publishers (in Greek)

Hering G., 2008, Political Parties in Greece 1821 – 1936, Α΄& Β΄, Athens: National Bank of Greece (in Greek).

Lambrinou, Κ.,( 2017), EDA: Politics and Ideology, Athens: Polis (in Greek).

Papandreou, A., (1974), Paternalistic Capitalism, Athens: Karanassi (in Greek).

Vernardakis, C., & Mavris G., (1991), Parties and Social Alliances in Pre-dictatorship Greece, Athens: Exantas (in Greek)

Vernardakis, C., (2011), Political Parties, Elections and Party System: The Transformations of Political Representation 1990-2010, Athens-Thessaloniki: Sakkoula (in Greek)

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Chrysanthos Tassis
Contact details: ctassis@sp.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) Νο
Evaluation methods: (2) written assignment
Implementation Instructions: (3) Written examination with distance learning methods through eclass. The students have to reply to three questions into one hour time. They have to join eclass and be informed about the questions. When they are ready to reply, they have to load their answers through a “word file” in the link “essay” at eclass. All the replies are checked through the “turn it in” system in order reliability of the exams to be ensured

 

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  • Notedowntheevaluationmethodsusedbytheteacher, e.g.
  • written assignmentor/andexercises
  • writtenororalexaminationwithdistancelearningmethods, provided that the I ntegrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
  • In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:

 

  1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester),the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
  2. b) incaseoforal examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinksfor the examination, the duration of the exam, the gradingsystem, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensuredand any other necessary information.
  3. c) incaseofwritten examination with distance learning methods:the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.

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