2018-2019 / SPOL0966-1

Comparative Politics

Durée

30h Th

Nombre de crédits

 Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale5 crédits 
 Cours supplémentaires destinés aux étudiants d'échange - Erasmus5 crédits 

Enseignant

Antonios Vlassis

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement au premier quadrimestre, examen en janvier

Horaire

Horaire en ligne

Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

  • L'État
  • Régimes démocratiques et autoritaires
  • Gouvernements, legislatures et bureaucraties
  • Culture politique
  • Groupes d'intérêt
  • Organisations internationales
  • Union européenne
  • Pauvreté et développement
  • Questions environnementales dans une perspective comparative

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

This course is an essential introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science. In fact, comparative politics scholars are required to understand the structures that shape political decisions, the processes making those decisions, and the actors who oversee the process in a variety of settings.
The goal is to acquire a basic knowledge of the main concerns and approaches of the field. This means that our course will be primarily thematic.
This course aims to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe.
Taking into account the institutions of government on local, sub-national, national, regional and international levels, the course includes a wide range of case studies, focusing on the foundations of the political phenomenon, on institutions, as well as on wider political processes.

Savoirs et compétences prérequis

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

Cours ex cathedra

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel ; enseignement à distance)

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

  • Daniele Caramani (Ed), Comparative politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Tyler Dickovick, Jonathan Eastwood, Comparative politics : integrating theories, methods and cases, New York, Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Rod Hague, Martin Harrop, Shaun Breslin, Comparative government and politics: an introduction, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2016.
  • Lowell Barrington, Comparative politics: structures and choices, Boston, Wadsworth, 2013.
  • Various, "The role of theory in Comparative politics: a symposium", World Politics, vol. 48, n°1, 1995, p. 1-49. 

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

- Final written examination, date: January 2019: 70%
The questions of the exam will be based on the recommended readings and on the power-points of the course. It is a closed-book examination.
- Critical article review: 30% (in total 2 500 words, deadline: 13 December 2018)

*The work must be turned in before or on the due date. Late work will receive a 1-point reduction each day delayed.

Stage(s)

Remarques organisationnelles

Contacts

Dr. Antonios Vlassis
avlassis@ulg.ac.be