Social and Electoral Geography of Greece

Course Information
TitleΚοινωνική και Εκλογική Γεωγραφία της Ελλάδας / Social and Electoral Geography of Greece
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTheodoros Chatzipantelis
Course ID100001018

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses beloging to the selected specializationWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to understand and interpret the country's contemporary political and electoral history and to write a study of electoral sociology.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course initiates with an introductory presentation of Andre Siegfried's methodology, the founder of a new scientific discipline, which he named - and insisted on naming – “electoral geography” (geo¬graphie electorale). We will also refer to another school: “political ecology”, whose main representative was R. Heberle. The course will analyze the transformations of the electoral impact of political factions in the 20th century, by the individual local electoral specific features till the electoral influence of parties is homogenized. We will analyze phenomena like the diversification of election results between “Old Greece” and the “New Lands” the appearance of regions that were called “Small Moscow” or “Democratic” or “Green” islands as well as the emergence of -at local level- electoral choices, whose interpretation must refer to events whose historical, political and social origins lie in events that took place 7 decades ago. Finally, attention will be given to the analysis and interpretation of the electoral behavior of ethnic, religious, etc. minorities from the completion of the country's territorial structure up to date.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment140.5
Written assigments281.0
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Γ. Θ. Μαυρογορδάτος, Μελέτες και κείμενα για την περίοδο 1909-1940, σελ. 9-77 2. Γ. Θ. Μαυρογορδάτος: Οι εθνικές μειονότητες, στο Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου αιώνα- Ο Μεσοπόλεμος, σελ. 9-34. 3. Γιάννης Βούλγαρης, Η Ελλάδα από τη Μεταπολίτευση στην Παγκοσμιοποίηση. 4. Γρ. Δαφνής, Τα ελληνικά πολιτικά κόμματα. 5. Ηλ. Νικολακόπουλος, Η καχεκτική δημοκρατία, 6. Ηλ. Νικολακόπουλος, Πολιτικές δυνάμεις και εκλογική συμπεριφορά της μουσουλμανικής μειονότητας στη Δυτική Θράκη, στο Δελτίο Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών, τμ. Η΄, 1990-91, σελ. 171- 204. 7. Ηλ. Νικολακόπουλος, H πορεία προς την αυτόνομη πολιτική συγκρότηση της μουσουλμανικής μειονότητας στη Δυτική Θράκη, στο Μειονότητες στην Ελλάδα, Εταιρεία σπουδών Νεοελληνικού πολιτισμού και γενικής Παιδείας, σ. 119- 162.
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