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Modern Political Science

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1 модуль

Преподаватель

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