Berlin, Germany

Fascism Without Borders. Fascist Movements in Comparative Perspective

when 3 January 2024 - 26 January 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1300

This course addresses the question of what Fascism is, how it developed and changed over time, and how it unfolds in different regional contexts. We will compare various Fascist movements and regimes that existed in different times and spaces with a focus on Europe. The course will start with a discussion of a wide range of theories and definitions of Fascism, both contemporary and scholarly. From there, we are going to analyse distinct key aspects of historical Fascism in the first half of the 20th century (ideology, organisation, practices). The second half of the course deepens the comparative aspect when we look at very different movements and regimes across the globe that have been labelled as either “Authoritarian”, “Populist”, or “Fascist”. Relating and comparing such different political systems to each other as well as to the historical Fascist regimes helps us to get a better understanding of what exactly might be “Fascist” about them.

Don’t miss out: students who register by November 8 can take advantage of the early bird discount on the program fee!

Course leader

Dr. Markus Funck

Target group

Students from all disciplines who are interested in gaining an insight into the ideological foundations, the belief system, and the political practices of Fascism in its various expressions. Prerequisites are interest, curiosity, and the will to actively contribute to the seminar.
Students should be able to speak and read English at the upper intermediate level (B2) or higher.

Credits info

5 EC
ECTS credits

Fee info

EUR 1300: Course Fee
EUR 300: Program Fee (250 with early bird discount)