Courses

This course aims to introduce the students to social science discourse analysis, i.e. to a family of approaches that emphasise the constructed nature of politics and the importance of struggles over interpretive and definitory hegemony for political processes and for the definition of political “realities”. The course...
Instructor: Lea Sgier
Credits: 2.0
Much of the data in political science (and the social sciences, in general) are categorical/nominal and overlooking this feature often leads to the application of inappropriate methods of analysis. While categorical data make it possible to reveal more complex association structures than those that may be discovered...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
The course is an introduction to contemporary political economy, both as an application of economic paradigms for explaining political phenomena and as a discipline focusing on the links between politics and economics. To put it differently, in one way or another the entire course will concentrate on two fundamental...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
Credits: 4.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
(2 November -9 December)The course introduces some of the core theories and key concepts in political economy by focusing on the uneasy relationship between capitalism and democracy. The course will ask a number of “big questions” about politics and economics, such as: Under which conditions is capitalism compatible...
Instructor: Laszlo Bruszt
Credits: 2.0
The course is an introduction to the most fundamental terms and concepts of macroeconomics, the discipline that studies the aggregate economy and its long-run development and short-term oscillations. The course provides students without any background in economics with the sufficient basic knowledge, necessary for...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
Credits: 2.0
Fall 2016 (19 September - 28 October)The course is an introduction to the most fundamental terms and concepts of macroeconomics, the discipline that studies the aggregate economy and its long-run development and short-term oscillations. While not hiding the disagreements and controversies between old and new classical...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
Credits: 2.0
This course introduces political economy as a particular approach to the study of politics and explores foundational theoretical concepts, explanatory traditions and methodological approaches common in political economy. As a continuation to the introductory political economy course in the fall semester (Political...
Instructor: Borbala Kovacs
Credits: 4.0
This is a doctoral seminar building on the comparative politics, political economy and political theory MA courses. Part I discusses basic questions in political sociology mostly focusing on the holders of power and the way power is exercised in a society. In this seminar, sociological analysis is applied to the...
Credits: 4.0
The objective of this seminar is to help preparing PhD dissertation proposals and think through related issues of career choice, research strategy, planning, and methodology. The course is structured around the research interests of probationary doctoral candidates, who present their prospectus plans in class, work...
Instructor: Gabor Toka
Credits: 2.0
The objective of this seminar is to help preparing PhD dissertation proposals and think through related issues of career choice, research strategy, planning, and methodology. The course is structured around the research interests of probationary doctoral candidates, who present their prospectus plans in class, work...
Instructor: Gabor Toka
Credits: 2.0
 Every empirical investigation in political science (and in the social sciences, in general) requires valid and reliable data, and the application of carefully selected statistical methods. The typical form of data collection is conducting a survey, and well-designed surveys can provide the researcher with good data,...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0