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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30484 - TOPICS IN POLITICS II


BIG
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

BIG (3 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  SPS/04)
Course Director:
GIANMARCO DANIELE

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: GIANMARCO DANIELE


Course Objectives
This course provides, in a seminar setting, the opportunity for students to tackle real-world policy choices taken by political decision makers. Case studies are decided at the beginning of the course also based on the students’ interests and are drawn from the US, Italian, Spanish, French, UK, or German politics.

Course Content Summary
This course provides, in a seminar setting, the opportunity for students to tackle real-world policy choices taken by political decision makers. Students work in groups and, guided by the instructor, are required to make policy proposals emphasizing the balance between political and socio-economic constraints. Real-world settings are mirrored by simulating parliamentary hearings, political debates, and the like. Based on introductory lecture classes and materials provided by the instructor, the groups are also asked to connect their policy decision(s) to the relevant literature in either political science or political economics. Case studies are decided at the beginning of the course also based on the students’ interests and are drawn from the US, Italian, Spanish, French, UK, or German politics.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
The grade is based on the participation to the in-class group assignment (30%) and on an individual term paper discussing a relevant case study (70%).
Students are evaluated on the basis of a pass/fail method.


Textbooks
Lecture materials that are made available on the e-learning platform.
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