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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20638 - FUNDAMENTALS OF POLITICS - PREPARATORY COURSE

PPA
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 1

PPA (I sem. - P)
Course Director:
MORITZ OSNABRUEGGE

Classes: 1 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 1: MORITZ OSNABRUEGGE


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

This course is an introduction to political science. The course aims at preparing the students for the MSc Politics and Policy Analysis. The lectures cover both seminal contributions, but also recent developments in the research field.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course contains three parts. The first part examines the academic discipline of political science, the scientific method and the tools of political science. The second part covers topics in comparative politics. The lectures analyze the functioning of democratic and autocratic political systems. Furthermore, the course covers the causes and consequences of electoral systems, the role of institutions in decision-making processes and the evolution of party systems and voting patterns. The third part examines topics in international politics. The course analyzes the main theories of international politics and then applies these approaches to explain war and peace. Furthermore, the lectures examine the problems related to the provision of global public goods and the role of international organizations. In addition, the course focuses on the institutions of the United Nations and the European Union.


Teaching materials
ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

You can find the slides and the reading list at the Blackboard Platform.

Last change 23/08/2018 16:33