Demokratier och diktaturer i Europa under 1900-talet, 7.5 högskolepoäng

Giltig fr.o.m.: HT2021
Giltig t.o.m.:
Beslutsdatum: 2021-05-26
Beslutad av: Programrådet för Europaprogrammet, 1995-2.1.1-2021

Obligatorisk kurslitteratur:
Books to be bought or borrowed:

Stephen Lovell, The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (2009), ISBN 9780199238484, Oxford Univ. Press. (75 p)

Mark Mazower, The dark continent (2001). (300 pp)

Robert McMahon. The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction (2003), Oxford Univ. Press (100 p)

John Merriman, A history of Modern Europe (2010). WW Norton, ISBN 978 0 393 93433 5.
Read: "Great War", "Russia", "The Collapse" and "Frontier Europe", pp. 836-955, 1176-1238 (ca. 180 pages)

Available on-line:

Matthew Carr, Fortress Europe: Dispatches from a Gated Continent, New Press, 2016 (75 p). Available on-line from the library.

The "Willing Executioners"/ "Ordinary Men" Debate
(Daniel J. Goldhagen; Christopher R. Browning; Leon Wieseltier. Introduction by Michael Berenbaum)

Moishe Postone, "Review of: Modernity and the Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman".
American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 97, No. 5 (Mar., 1992), pp. 1521-1523

Discovering the Western Past: A look at the evidence, chapter 11 (World War 1: Total War), p. 290‚Äź322.

Marko Lehti, Matti Jutila & Markku Jokisipilä, "Never-Ending Second World War: Public Performances of National Dignity and the Drama of the Bronze Soldier", in Journal of Baltic Studies39:4 (2008), pp. 393-418.

"Swedish Narratives of the Second World War: A European Perspective", in Contemporary European History, 2008, 17:2, pp. 197-211.
In addition, students will read (a) about 100 pages for their thought-piece - literature they choose themselves - and (b) about 50 additional pages in seminar preparation (all on-line). Three Youtube-films, of a total of 50 minutes, will also be required.

Total: 950 pages.