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Modern Political Science

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

Преподаватели


Селиванова Галина Игоревна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical background for the study of political transformations in contemporary world. It will cover a broad set of issues concerning disciplinary evolution of the modern scholarly field of Political Science; discussion of the basic conceptual framework and methodological instruments of Comparative Politics Studies suggested by Gabriel Almond; theories of democratization; and theories of authoritarian consolidation related to the recent wave of hybrid autocracies
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main goal of the course is to provide students with the necessary theoretical back- ground for the study of political transformations in contemporary world
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student is introduced to history of political science
  • Student is familiar with comparative politics as a research discipline
  • Student is introduced to key approaches and methods in comparative politics
  • Student is familiar with concept of democratization in comparative perspective
  • Student is introduced to structures and institutions
  • Student is familiar with dynamics of hybrid regimes
  • Student is familiar with democratic states in comparative perspective
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Political Science: Historical Introduction
  • Comparative politics as a research discipline: Key Issues
  • Approaches and Methods in Comparative politics
  • Democratization in Comparative perspective
  • Structures and Institutions
  • Dynamics of Hybrid Regimes in a Comparative Perspective
  • Democratic States from a Comparative Perspective
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-Class presentations
  • non-blocking Class participation
  • non-blocking Interim Tests
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.25 * Class participation + 0.25 * Exam + 0.25 * In-Class presentations + 0.25 * Interim Tests
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Granato, J., & Inglehart, R. (1996). Cultural values, stable democracy, and economic development: A reply. American Journal of Political Science (Wiley-Blackwell), 40(3), 680. https://doi.org/10.2307/2111789
  • Hall, P., & Taylor, R. (1996). Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.45428ED0
  • Jackman, R. W., & Miller, R. A. (1996). A renaissance of political culture? American Journal of Political Science (Wiley-Blackwell), 40(3), 632. https://doi.org/10.2307/2111787
  • Kamrava, M. (2008). Understanding Comparative Politics : A Framework for Analysis (Vol. 2nd ed). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=480127
  • Landman, T. (2008). Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics : An Introduction (Vol. 3rd ed). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=222321
  • Lijphart, A. (1971). Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method. American Political Science Review, (03), 682. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.apsrev.v65y1971i03p682.693.13
  • Lipset, S. M. (1959). Some Social Requisites of Democracy: Economic Development and Political Legitimacy. American Political Science Review, (01), 69. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.apsrev.v53y1959i01p69.105.00
  • March, J. G., & Olsen, J. P. (1983). The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life. American Political Science Review, (03), 734. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.apsrev.v78y1983i03p734.749.25
  • Mitchell, T. (1991). The Limits of the State: Beyond Statist Approaches and their Critics. American Political Science Review, (01), 77. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.apsrev.v85y1991i01p77.96.27

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Klingemann, H.-D., & Goodin, R. E. (1996). A New Handbook of Political Science. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=273524