Barcelona, Spain

Society and Politics in Contemporary Spain

when 1 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 150

This course is designed to give an overview of fundamental issues in the study of Spanish politics. Its core is the study of the nature and functioning of the Spanish democratic system installed since the mid-seventies, paying special attention to its political processes, institutions, actors, political culture and electoral behavior. The course also introduces the previous Spanish democratic experience (2nd Republic, 1931-1936), its collapse (Civil War, 1936-1939), the dictatorial rule under by Franco, and the Spanish transition to democracy (1975-1978) which has strongly influenced the current features of the Spanish political system.

Course leader

Marc Sanjaume

Target group

2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration Fee (non refundable)
EUR 900: Tuition Fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.