- To highlight the scientific component of research activity
- Developing skills of writing good literature review
- Getting students acquainted with different kinds of research strategies
- Able to outlines the need for resources and plan its using for solving professional problems
- Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
- Able to identify scientific subject
- Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); and depending on the target audience
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes: by using political science methods and in support of practical decision making process.
- Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field.
- Introduction to the Course
- Case comparison
- Literature review
- Case study
- Causal mechanism
- Process tracing
- Mixed methods
- In-Class ParticipationIndividual participation in seminars and contribution to discussions, based on the mandatory and optional readings.
- Group projectA literature review on the chosen topic. Each group presents part of their work throughout first half of the course. For the 7th seminar groups make powerpoint presentation of their literature reviews.
- EssayA written individual assignment of 1000-2000 words. Each student writes an essay answering a question which methods could be applied to the topic of student’s coursework and which data should be collected for that. The list of potential methods and approaches is discussed during the 2nd half of the course.
- Final examA written examination, where student should answer two open questions from the whole course.
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Final exam + 0.25 * Group project + 0.25 * In-Class Participation
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- Hale, H. E. (2008). The Foundations of Ethnic Politics : Separatism of States and Nations in Eurasia and the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=234389
- King, G., Pan, J. J., & Roberts, M. E. (2013). How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003055413000014
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- Thomas B. Pepinsky. (2010). Colonial Migration and the Deep Origins of Governance: Theory and Evidence from Java. Conference Papers —— American Political Science Association, 1–46. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=poh&AN=94851009
- Trejo, G. (2012). Popular Movements in Autocracies : Religion, Repression, and Indigenous Collective Action in Mexico. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=458580
- TURCHENKO, M. (2017). The Rise and Fall of Local Self-Government in Petrozavodsk. Demokratizatsiya, 25(2), 155–173. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=122589289
- Vadim Volkov. (1999). Violent Entrepreneurship in Post-Communist Russia. Europe-Asia Studies, (5), 741. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668139998697