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Research Seminar “Civil and Political Processes”

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This seminar is intended for the students interested in modern societies, how they function and change, their values and institutions; how people choose common rules of living in societies, and how they act to amend them. This is a cross-disciplinary seminar drawing from research in sociology, political science, economy, and anthropology related to the topics of discussion. The seminar starts with an introduction of general perspectives in political and social analysis, then focusing on political processes, in the first part, and social ties underlying modern societies and nations, in the second part. In the final part, we will look into modernization as a general process and into various strategies of comparing countries.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The objectives of this seminar are to get the students acquainted with current research perspectives and techniques in political and civic processes and to train students' skills or academic speaking, reading, and writing.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to read and discuss the issues related to politics and civil society, such as social protests, voting, social capital, societal and individual well-being, nation-building and national identity, modern societies, migration, and others
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Perspectives on Political Processes
  • Reading an Academic Article
  • Why Do People Protest?
  • Economic Development and Political Regimes
  • How Do People Vote? Rise of populism
  • Social Capital
  • Individual and Societal Well-Being
  • Building Nations
  • Migration in Russia and Europe
  • Modernization Process
  • How To Compare Countries
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written assignment
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Exam + 0.6 * In-class Participation + 0.2 * Written assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Barisione, M., & Michailidou, A. (2017). Social Media and European Politics : Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1362963

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Rice, R. (2012). The new politics of protest : indigenous mobilization in Latin America’s neoliberal era / Roberta Rice. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.37024849X
  • Small, M. L. (2009). Unanticipated Gains : Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=283144