Würzburg, Germany

German Politics 2018

when 12 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 195

Germany is the most populous democracy in the EU and one of the major players in European politics. Nevertheless, German politics with its specific features and complex structures can be a conundrum of historic, cultural and constitutional peculiarities.

Join us at the University of Wuerzburg to explore in depth basics and peculiarities of German Politics. The English-speaking course aims to contextualize German Politics within a framework of contemporary history, institutional and comparative perspectives, decision making processes and Germany’s perspectives on Europe and the world.

In our Summer School, you will learn about all aspects of German Politics, ranging from contemporary history, political culture, the representative and the legistlative process to German Foreign Policy and Germany and the European Union. By the end of the course, you will be able to critically analyse contemporary German politics and have a solid foundation of knowledge about institutional and constitutional structures as well as German foreign and European policy.

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Participants voices on the Summer Schools 2015 to 2017:

"I enjoyed every bit of the Summer School experience and I highly recommend it to everyone with interest in German politics and EU affairs in general. Because of the combination of diverse participants and a well-planned programme in the heart of Europe, I believe this summer school benefited all participants in a unique way and left a positive effect on me, personally."

"Enjoy it to the maximum! You’ll have very interesting conversations and discussions with well-prepared specialists in a very international and energetic environment. If you can come to the summer school, don’t miss the chance!"

Course leader

Institut für Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie

Course director: Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck Bocquet
Administration: Anja Zürn, M.A. - Manuel Pietzko, M.A.

Target group

You are eligible if you

- are a current University student, graduate or undergraduate
- an international student (German students are not eligible) and
- have sufficient English skills for our English-taught course

Selection criteria will follow eligibility, academic performance and your personal motivation.

Course aim

By the end of the course, students should be able to critically analyse contemporary German politics, have a solid foundation of knowledge about institutional and constitutional structures and constructively engage in academic discourse on German issues.

Fee info

EUR 195: The first ten accepted applicants will be offered registration to an Early Bird fee of 195 Euros.
The fee includes accommodation with breakfast in a modern 3*-hotel (double room), health insurance for the duration of your stay, free use of local buses and trains, all classes and materials to the summer school "German Politics" as well as a social programme.
EUR 245: The regular fee will be 245 Euros (applicants 11-30), the latecomers fee 275 Euros (applicants 31-35). As we are operating on a non-for-profit basis, we believe in a highly competitive pricing regime and always try to keep our fees fair and reasonable.