Courses

Comparative area studies is one of the most promising new approaches in comparative politics. It builds on the contribution that area studies has made to political science and develops a framework for comparing political phenomena across world regions. This research design allows for a better appreciation and...
Instructor: Matthijs Boogards
Credits: 2.0
The aims of this course consist in making students familiar with the basic rules of doing comparative research and introducing the most influential approaches and salient topics in comparative political science. The course, thus, will help students to evaluate the methodological merits of those political science...
Instructor: Carsten Q. Schneider
Credits: 4.0
The course has the function to introduce students to the key topics and methods of comparative politics. The smaller part of the course will focus on issues related to methods, epistemology and research design. The larger part will target specific political institutions and patterns of political culture. Political...
Instructor: Zsolt Enyedi
Credits: 4.0
The aims of this course consist in making students familiar with the basic rules of doing comparative research and introducing the most influential approaches and salient topics in comparative political science. The course, thus, will help students to evaluate the methodological merits of those political science...
Instructor: Carsten Q. Schneider
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 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
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
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
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
The study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most important objections it has been presented with in the last thirty years. The course addresses some of these questions: what is a fair...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
The study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most important objections it has been presented with in the last thirty years. The course addresses some of these...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
The study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most important objections it has been presented with in the last thirty years. The course addresses some of these questions: what is a fair...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
(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
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 with democracy? How does...
Instructor: Dorothee Bohle
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 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 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. Political Economy regards income redistribution, taxation, the production of public goods, and...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 4.0
This course introduces political economy as a particular disciplinary 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 (...
Instructor: Borbála Kovács
Credits: 4.0
How can the results of cognitive science inform policy-making? Can policies be amelioratedby taking cognitive theories into account? Should policy makers design policies in view ofwhat scientists say about human decision making? Policy-makers play a significant role inbuilding the societal environment in which...
Credits: 4.0
The course deals with a few of the most fundamental problems of contemporary political philosophy, regarding the ground and scope of the authority of the state to make and enforce rules that bind its citizens. Most people agree that governments indeed have such authority, and that citizens are usually under a moral...
Instructor: Zoltan Miklosi
Credits: 4.0
Introduction to Contemporary Political PhilosophyThe course deals with a few of the most fundamental problems of contemporary political philosophy, regarding the ground and scope of the authority of the state to make and enforce rules that bind its citizens. Most people agree that governments indeed have such...
Instructor: Zoltan Miklosi
Credits: 4.0
This course is an introduction to qualitative research methods for students with some and no experience with qualitative research design and qualitative primary data collection and analysis. As such, the course aims to introduce students to the following:-          what qualitative social science is and what its...
Instructor: Borbala Kovacs
Credits: 2.0

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