Courses

The aim of this course is to equip students with the writing skills they need to carry out graduate level work at CEU, as well as in any professional or academic English-speaking environment. The program includes a taught course and individual writing consultations. The taught course introduces the basics of...
Credits: 0.0
The aim of this program is to equip students with the writing skills they need to carry out graduate level work at CEU, as well as in any professional or academic English-speaking environment. The program includes a taught course and individual writing consultations.The taught course introduces the basics of academic...
Credits: 0.0
The aim of this course is to equip students with the writing skills they need to carry out graduate level work at CEU, as well as in any professional or academic English-speaking environment. The program includes a taught course and individual writing consultations. The taught course introduces the basics of academic...
Credits: 0.0
The program includes a taught course and individual writing consultations. The taught course introduces the basics of academic writing, including the concept of genre, structure and style. We will analyze issues involved in several different types of writing, asking students to find and to look at examples, before...
Credits: 0.0
Much of the data in political science (and in the social sciences, in general) are categorical, and overlooking this feature often leads to the application of inappropriate methods of analysis. While categorical data carry the possibility of revealing more complex association structures than those that may be...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
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
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective course This course focuses on the ways contemporary democracies are scrutinized, analyzed, evaluated, and innovations proposed in the field of comparative politics. We approach this broad...
Credits: 2.0
The course will cover two, often related topics: utopia and anarchy. It will be jointly taught by Professors Bozóki and Czigányik.  The course focuses on the overlaps and relationships between utopianism and anarchism. Utopianism is usually understood in everyday discourse as irrational and irresponsible dreaming...
Credits: 4.0
Statistics is an integral part of political science research. We live in a world where there is no shortage of numerical data and there is increasing demand for people who know how to make sense of it independent of the eld of work. The goal of this course is to turn you into one of these people. In a prior class you...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
2nd half of Fall Semester (Nov 2 - Dec 8)Statistics is an integral part of political science research. We live in a world where there is no shortage of numerical data and there is increasing demand for people who know how to make sense of it independent of the field of work. The goal of this course is to turn you into...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
Why did the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s Armed Forces) allow transition from direct military to civilian rule in 2011? Will North Korea’s regime ever collapse and if so what would change look like? What caused Russia’s de-democratization? What explains the roll-back (democratic backsliding)? How important are economic and non-...
Instructor: Matteo Fumagalli
Credits: 2.0
The Bible played a fundamental role in varied ways in the formation of the intellectual (and also material) culture of the Middle Ages. The “language and the logic of the Bible” shaped (to different degrees) the form of the church as an institution, her legal system, the liturgy, the sermons, iconography, theology,...
Instructor: György Geréby
Credits: 2.0
The course addresses the main issues in the development of Christianity in the first five centuries, starting as a small movement within Judaism in Palestine and developing over centuries and through various inner and outer conflicts into the dominant religion of the Mediterranean, identifying with the cause of her...
Credits: 4.0
The course primarily focuses on the five post-Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It is structured in four sections. The first part offers an introduction to the region, including key events of the 130 years of Russian dominance in Central Asia and the regional...
Instructor: Matteo Fumagalli
Credits: 4.0
(second half course, starting Nov 2)The aims of this course consists in making students familiar with the basic rules of doing case study research that aims at drawing descriptive or causal inference wit the goal of developing theories. The definition of ”case study research” used in this course comprises both...
Instructor: Carsten Q. Schneider
Credits: 2.0
The aim of this course is to familiarize students with some of the main approaches to doing case-based research, whether single case studies, paired comparisons, or qualitative comparisons with a small number of cases. It covers cross-case and within-case analysis, X-based and Y-based studies, caseoriented and...
Instructor: Matthijs Bogaards
Credits: 2.0
The focus of this course is - giving a theoretically based introduction into political systems in general, into European political systems in particular; - emphasizing especially the role of political parties and interest groups in Europe; - developing an understanding of the changes the European political systems...
Instructor: Anton Pelinka
Credits: 4.0
In the first part, the course is focused on the most significant general topics - democracy, separation of power, parliament, political parties, elections. In the second part, the focus is on case studies - UK, France, Germany, Russia, political transformation, smaller democracies, the EU.
Instructor: Anton Pelinka
Credits: 4.0
The course is designed to start with the essentials of European politics – the understanding of democracy, of parliamentary systems, of elections, of parties and interest groups. Based on these essentials, specific political systems will be approached – major (i.e. larger) as well as smaller countries. The phenomenon...
Instructor: Anton Pelinka
Credits: 4.0
The course is designed to start with the essentials of European politics – the understanding of democracy, of parliamentary systems, of elections, of parties and interest groups. Based on these essentials, specific political systems will be approached in form of cases studies, always based on a comparative ...
Instructor: Anton Pelinka
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - core courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective course The aims of this course consist in making students familiar with the basic rules of doing comparative research and introducing them to the most influential approaches and salient topics in...
Credits: 4.0
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with some basic approaches in comparative politics by presenting concrete research problems, issues, and enterprises. By the end of the course students are expected to be able to evaluate the merits of political science publications, to recognize what intellectual...
Instructor: Andras Bozoki
Credits: 4.0
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the basic rules of research in comparative politics. By the end of the course you are expected to be able to evaluate the merits of political science publications, to recognize what intellectual tradition they belong to, and to design your own research strategy....
Instructor: Andras Bozoki
Credits: 4.0
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with some important issues and approaches in comparative politics by presenting concrete research problems and enterprises. The readings and the lectures describe and exemplify the development of the discipline, which has resulted in a genuine methodological pluralism...
Instructor: András Bozóki
Credits: 4.0
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with some important issues and approaches in comparative politics by presenting research problems and enterprises. By the end of the course students are expected to have a better understanding in different trends in comparative politics, to be able to evaluate the...
Instructor: András Bozóki
Credits: 4.0

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