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Cycle / Level:
Υποχρεωτικό / Επιλογής:
Compulsory / Optional:
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. The results of the electoral contests, the characteristics of the parties and their influence on groups of the population as derived from the analysis of the results of the general population censuses are analyzed.
Students will be able to understand and interpret the country’s contemporary political and electoral history and to write a study of electoral behavior as regards to the social characteristics of an area.