Religion, Race and the French Republic. Discuss the affaire du foulard, what it revealed about French politics and society, and how the issue of religious dress in public spaces continues to be a political issue in France.
The Eurozone. What does the ongoing economic crisis in the Eurozone reveal about European integration and the European Union?
Coalition Government. Is the current coalition government in Britain an anomaly in British political history? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the coalition government in a Westminster political system?
Social Democracy and the Welfare State. Is there a distinctive social democratic model of the welfare state? Describe its key features and its strengths and weaknesses.
Christian Democracy and Post War Settlements. What is Christian Democracy and what was its contribution to political stabilization after World War II in one of: West Germany, France or Italy?
The Endurance of Communism in Western Europe. How would you explain the longevity of Communist political parties in either France or Italy?
Political Devolution in Great Britain. Will Scotland separate from the United Kingdom? What are the forces driving the decision to hold a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014? Why were legislatures established in Wales and Scotland in the late 1990s?