2021-2022 / SPOL0966-1

Comparative Politics in a Globalized World


30h Th

Nombre de crédits

 Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale, à finalité5 crédits 
 Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale, à finalité (CATANE (OUT))5 crédits 
 Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale, à finalité (en Science, Technologie et Société (STS))5 crédits 
 Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale, à finalité (CATANE (IN)), 1re année5 crédits 
 Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale5 crédits 
 Cours supplémentaires destinés aux étudiants d'échange - Erasmus (Faculté de Droit, de Sciences politique et de Criminologie)5 crédits 


Antonios Vlassis

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement au premier quadrimestre, examen en janvier


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

1) The State
2) Democratic and Authoritarian Rule
3) Executives, Legislatures, Courts
4) Bureaucracies and sub-national governments
5) Political communication
6) Interest groups and NGOs in world politics
7) International organizations
8) Compative regionalism(s)
9) European Union as a new political system
10) Globalization and the nation-state
11) Promoting democracy

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.
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
The course will be taught entirely in English. Students will be required to read scientific articles, to write critical analysis note, to participate in class and to pass a written exam, all in English. Therefore advanced notions of English are required

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

- Cours ex cathedra
- Students will have to actively participate in class

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel, à distance, hybride)

All the sessions will be taught onsite in a classroom setting.
Online viewing with live course instruction using the platform Lifesize following the existing course and module timetables. 

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.
  • John Baylis, Steve Smith, Patricia Owens, The globalisation of world politics: an introduction to international relations, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Margaret Karns and Karen Mingst, International Organizations: the politics and processes of global governance, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015. 

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

Toutes sessions confondues :

- En présentiel

évaluation orale

- En distanciel

évaluation orale

- Si évaluation en "hybride"

préférence en distanciel

Explications complémentaires:

- Final written exam, date: January 2021
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.
- Research paper
*The work must be turned in before or on the due date. Late work will receive a 1-point reduction each day delayed.
**Due to Covid-19 reasons: possibility to organise online exam via Collaborate


Remarques organisationnelles

Thursdays 11AM - 1PM  On-site classes and online viewing via lifesize. 


Dr. Antonios Vlassis