Politics and Minorities in the Balkans

Course Information
TitleΜειονότητες και Πολιτική στα Βαλκάνια / Politics and Minorities in the Balkans
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVemund Aarbakke
Course ID100001143

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

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

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
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
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The student will acquire a knowledge of general minority issues, the Greek particularities and minority questions in the Balkans in a comparative perspective.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Modern Greece was founded on the ruins of the multi ethnic Ottoman Empire. Consequently, minorities have played a prominent role in Greece from its foundation, both in internal politics and in the relation with the neighbouring states. However, the question of minorities has often been ignored or suppressed in the public debate. However, in the period after 1990 we have witnessed a new interest in the study of minority related issues. This has not only had consequences for our understanding of minorities, but also for Greek society at large. The course will scrutinise the role of minorities, past and present, in Greece and the Balkans. Central themes includes: The Muslim minority of Greek Thrace, The Slavic speakers of Macedonia, the integration of disparate population elements into the modern Greek state, Greece and the international system of minority protection (League of Nations, UN, OSCE, EU, ECHR , etc.), minorities in inter-Balkan relations, and finally minorities and democratisation.
Minorities, nationalism, democratisation
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment612.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Kωνσταντίνος Tσιτσελίκης, Δημήτρης Xριστόπουλος (επιμ.), Tο μειονοτικό φαινόμενο στην Eλλάδα, Kριτική, 1997 Mαριλένα Kοππά, Oι μειονότητες στα Mέτα-Kομμουνιστικά Bαλκάνια, Nέα Σύνορα - A. A. Λιβάνι, Aθήνα 1997. Ουρανία Καϊάφα (επιμ.), Επιστημονικό συμπόσιο / Μειονοτητές στην Ελλάδα (7/9 Νοεμβρίου 2002), Εταιρία Σπουδών νεοελληνικού πολιτισμού και γενικής παιδείας, 2004.
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