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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Research Seminar “Civil and Political Processes”

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватели


Брянов Кирилл Александрович


Мацкевич Мария Георгиевна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This seminar offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on political power, institutions, civic movements, and their socio-cultural context. It draws mainly from sociology, political science, and cultural studies and will be most useful to students interested in how modern societies are organized and negotiated through politics, and how this can be studied. Key to this seminar is reading and discussing original research papers. As a result, the students will expand their knowledge of the subject and their skills of critical reading, participating in discussions, and writing abstracts of academic papers. The seminar starts with a discussion of modern nationalism, proceeding to the analysis of institutions during social change, and then an introductory discussion of comparative politics.
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.
  • 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

  • to discuss current research perspectives and techniques in political and civic processes, including web and survey experiments
  • to discuss current research perspectives and techniques in political and civic processes, including web and survey experiments
  • to know the basics of academic reading and writing, academic culture, and the variety of non-academic research output formats
  • to know the basics of academic reading and writing, academic culture, and the variety of non-academic research output formats
  • to define and apply the concept of collective memory, politics of memory, and the 'usable past'
  • to define and apply the concept of collective memory, politics of memory, and the 'usable past'
  • to define the collective action dilemma and suggest literature-based solutions to it
  • to define the collective action dilemma and suggest literature-based solutions to it
  • to describe and compare the methods of constructing and changing collective memories
  • to describe and compare the methods of constructing and changing collective memories
  • to discuss and propose research designs for studying the politics of memory
  • to discuss and propose research designs for studying the politics of memory
  • to explain the functions of elections across political regimes
  • to explain the functions of elections across political regimes
  • to integrate a cross-cultural perspective to dealing with collective action problems
  • to integrate a cross-cultural perspective to dealing with collective action problems
  • to propose arguments for and against electoral participation
  • to propose arguments for and against electoral participation
  • to understand and describe youth turnout
  • to understand and describe youth turnout
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Applied Political Analysis
  • Applied Political Analysis
  • The Meaning of Elections
  • The Meaning of Elections
  • Collective Action Dilemmas
  • Collective Action Dilemmas
  • Experiments in Political Media
  • Experiments in Political Media
  • Politics of Memory
  • Politics of Memory
  • Critical reading. Writing an abstract to a paper
  • Critical reading. Writing an abstract to a paper
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Home work in module 1 (abstract)
  • non-blocking Home work in module 1 (abstract)
  • non-blocking Participation in module 2
    Part of the mark is a home task to write a position paper (a take-home task) of 500-700 words.
  • non-blocking Participation in module 2
    Part of the mark is a home task to write a position paper (a take-home task) of 500-700 words.
  • non-blocking Exam
    2 questions on seminar reading with your analysis or writing an abstract to an unknown research paper
  • non-blocking Exam
    2 questions on seminar reading with your analysis or writing an abstract to an unknown research paper
  • non-blocking Participation in module 1
  • non-blocking Participation in module 1
  • non-blocking Home work in module 1 (abstract)
  • non-blocking Home work in module 1 (abstract)
  • non-blocking Participation in module 2
  • non-blocking Participation in module 2
  • non-blocking Participation in module 3
  • non-blocking Participation in module 3
  • non-blocking Exam
    2 questions on seminar reading with your analysis
  • non-blocking Exam
    2 questions on seminar reading with your analysis
  • non-blocking Participation in module 1
  • non-blocking Participation in module 1
  • non-blocking Home work in module 1 (abstract)
  • non-blocking Home work in module 1 (abstract)
  • non-blocking Participation in module 2
  • non-blocking Participation in module 2
  • non-blocking Participation in module 3
  • non-blocking Participation in module 3
  • non-blocking Exam
    2 questions on seminar reading with your analysis
  • non-blocking Exam
    2 questions on seminar reading with your analysis
  • non-blocking Written assignment (Abstract)
    No late submissions at the end of the year are welcome.
  • non-blocking Written assignment (Abstract)
    No late submissions at the end of the year are welcome.
  • non-blocking In-class Participation (Module 1)
  • non-blocking In-class Participation (Module 1)
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking Policy Paper module 3
  • non-blocking Policy Paper module 3
  • non-blocking Game design module 4
  • non-blocking Game design module 4
  • non-blocking Written Assignment (Policy Paper)
  • non-blocking Written Assignment (Policy Paper)
  • non-blocking In-Class Participation (Module 3)
  • non-blocking In-Class Participation (Module 3)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2020/2021 1st module
  • 2020/2021 1st module
  • 2020/2021 2nd module
  • 2020/2021 2nd module
  • 2020/2021 3rd module
  • 2020/2021 3rd module
  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Game design module 4 + 0.2 * Home work in module 1 (abstract) + 0.2 * Participation in module 2 + 0.2 * Policy Paper module 3
  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Game design module 4 + 0.2 * Home work in module 1 (abstract) + 0.2 * Participation in module 2 + 0.2 * Policy Paper module 3
  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * In-Class Participation (Module 3) + 0.2 * In-class Participation (Module 1) + 0.2 * Written Assignment (Policy Paper) + 0.2 * Written assignment (Abstract)
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * In-Class Participation (Module 3) + 0.2 * In-class Participation (Module 1) + 0.2 * Written Assignment (Policy Paper) + 0.2 * Written assignment (Abstract)
  • 2022/2023 1st module
  • 2022/2023 1st module
  • 2022/2023 2nd module
  • 2022/2023 2nd module
  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Home work in module 1 (abstract) + 0.2 * Participation in module 1 + 0.2 * Participation in module 2 + 0.2 * Participation in module 3
  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Home work in module 1 (abstract) + 0.2 * Participation in module 1 + 0.2 * Participation in module 2 + 0.2 * Participation in module 3
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Assmann, A. (2014). Transnational Memories. European Review, (04), 546. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.eurrev.v22y2014i04p546.556.00
  • Callander, S., & Wilson, C. H. (2007). Turnout, Polarization, and Duverger’s Law. Journal of Politics, 69(4), 1047–1056. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2508.2007.00606.x
  • Elinor Ostrom. (2000). Collective Action and the Evolution of Social Norms. Journal of Economic Perspectives, (3), 137. https://doi.org/10.1257/jep.14.3.137
  • Iyengar, S., Peters, M. D., & Kinder, D. R. (1982). Experimental Demonstrations of the “Not-So-Minimal” Consequences of Television News Programs. American Political Science Review, 04, 848.
  • Olick, J. K. (1999). Collective Memory: The Two Cultures. Sociological Theory, 17(3), 333. https://doi.org/10.1111/0735-2751.00083
  • Shortt, L., Assmann, A., & Palgrave Connect (Online Service). (2012). Memory and Political Change. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=412033

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Abelson, D. E. (2018). Do Think Tanks Matter? Third Edition : Assessing the Impact of Public Policy Institutes (Vol. Third edition, revvised and expanded). Montreal: MQUP. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1944843
  • Manarin, K., Carey, M., Rathburn, M., Ryland, G., Hutchings, P. Critical Reading in Higher Education : Academic Goals and Social Engagement. - Indiana University Press, 2015. - ISBN 9780253018830, 9780253018984 - Electronic text // ProQuest Ebook Central. - URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4088470&query=Critical+Reading+in+Higher+Education+%3A+Academic+Goals+and+Social+Engagement (accessed 6.11.19)