Courses

16-27 April 2018Automated text analysis has become very popular across the social sciences over the last few years. With the massive availability of text data on the web, political scientists increasingly recognize automated text analysis as viable approach to analyzing social and political behavior. This course – in...
Instructor: Martijn Schoonvelde
Credits: 2.0
This graduate course focuses on the political nature, mechanics, attributes, and concrete outcomes of populism in pluralist political systems with a particular emphasis on modern and contemporary European politics. Its objective is to rigorously review the most recent developments and state-of-art literature in the...
Instructor: Takis Pappas
Credits: 2.0
The seminar will begin with critical evaluations of the popular thesis of global democratization in the West both theoretically and empirically with what has been noted in East Asia during the past three decades of global democratization. These evaluations of the global democratization thesis, which has been advocated...
Instructor: Doh Chull Shin
Credits: 2.0
6-13 April This study provides an overview of the literature examining various illicit strategies usedby candidates to subvert democratic electoral practices. The main goal of the course is tointroduce a recent and vibrant literature in political science and economics and to exposestudents to the most important areas...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
7-14 May, 2018This study provides an overview of the literature examining various illicit strategies used by candidates to subvert democratic electoral practices. The main goal of the course is to introduce a recent and vibrant literature in political science and economics and to expose students to the most important...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
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
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
After the turbulent years of the 1990s marked by state disintegrations and the ensuing ethnic conflicts, more peaceful mobilizations followed reaching well into the 2000s leading to further state fragmentations. During the last decade, new nationalisms have sprung up in the EU and elsewhere. Currently, ethnic...
Instructor: Beáta Huszka
Credits: 2.0
Introduces network science and the set of tools used to understand complex networks emerging in social and economic systems. Focuses on the empirical study of real networks, with examples from computer science (World Wide Web, Internet), social systems (e-mail, friendship networks), political systems (voting patterns...
Credits: 2.0
Introduces network science and the set of tools used to understand complex networks emerging in social and economic systems. Focuses on the empirical study of real networks, with examples from computer science (World Wide Web, Internet), social systems (e-mail, friendship networks), political systems (voting patterns...
Instructor: László Barabási
Credits: 2.0
This seminar will familiarize students with different conceptualizations of political communication. It starts with William Riker’s “heresthetic(s)”, deals with cheap talk and rhetorical models of communication (e.g., Farrell and Rabin 1986; Schimmelfennig 2001), then turns to the psychology of persuasion and framing...
Instructor: Andre Baechtiger
Credits: 2.0
It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the study of institutions forms the core of political science. The principal aim of the course is to familiarize students with cutting-edge research on the development and the consequences of political institutions. The course is divided into two parts, each with its own...
Credits: 4.0
It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the study of institutions forms the core of political science. The principal aim of the course is to familiarize students with cutting-edge research on the development and the consequences of political institutions. The course is divided into two parts, each with its own...
Credits: 4.0
April 3-7, 2017This course presents and assesses some of the most relevant and updated debates on the field of public opinion and political participation. We will survey the literature in political science with an emphasis on empirical approaches to examining the origins, determinants, and consequences of different...
Instructor: Marta Fraile
Credits: 2.0
This course will provide insights into the main structural factors and currents in local communities that make  Roma poverty different from the similar state of non-Roma through processes of racialization. For this purpose, the course will offer an introduction to the concepts and the methodology of understanding...
Instructor: Julia Szalai
Credits: 2.0
This course will provide insights into the main structural factors and currents in education in local communities that contribute to the significantly lower educational attainments of poor Roma students as compared to their, equally impoverished, non-Roma peers. It will be shown that the lower educational results and...
Instructor: Julia Szalai
Credits: 2.0
Schedule:Tuesday, April 10-Friday April 13Monday, April 16-Friday, April 20Two lectures/workshops each morning (9:30-10:50; 11:00-12:40) -- mandatoryLab session in the afternoon (13:30-15:10) -- optionalClasses will be held in Nádor 13: Rooms 302 and 303**except Thursday, April 18: Rooms 301 and 302The goal of this...
Credits: 2.0
This PhD course, open also to MA students, aims to build a bridge across the social science disciplines, currently compartmentalized into competing subfields to the detriment of each. We aim to understand how economic and political theories and economic development interact. Thus we analyze the basic issues as they...
Instructor: László Csaba
Credits: 4.0
12 sessions concentrated in a 2-week period between April 10-21. Each session lasts for 100 minutes.The course is an introduction to state-of-the-art methods to use Big Data in social sciences research. It is a hands-on course requiring students to bring their own research problems and ideas for independent research....
Instructor: Mihaly Fazekas
Credits: 2.0
3-13 April 201812 sessions concentrated in a 2-week period. Each session lasts for 100 minutes.The course is an introduction to state-of-the-art methods to use Big Data in social sciences research. It is a hands-on course requiring students to bring their own research problems and ideas for independent research. The...
Instructor: Mihaly Fazekas
Credits: 2.0
This seminar deals with different conceptualizations of political communication. It will take a strong focus on the deliberative model, which has not only moved to the forefront in contemporary political theory (Dryzek 2007), but has also experienced a vigorous empirical turn in the past decade. The deliberative model...
Instructor: André Baechtiger
Credits: 2.0