Courses

While most courses focus on either the domestic or the foreign policy aspect of U.S. politics, our starting assumption is that it is impossible to have a sound grasp of either without also taking the other into account. By integrating domestic politics and foreign policy, the course seeks to achieve a more holistic...
Credits: 4.0
The main objective of this course is to introduce students into the state of art scholarship and debates in the study of nationalism, and help them to critically engage with and think of contemporary neo-nationalism and populist nationalism. The course aims at familiarizing students with key concepts and theories as...
Instructor: Szabolcs Pogonyi
Credits: 2.0
RELI 6002 CEU University-Wide Doctoral Seminar: Reason, Unreason and Nature in ReligionInstructor: Aziz Al-Azmeh (Department of History and Center for Religious Studies)Host Department: Center for Religious StudiesCross listed: History, Philosophy, Sociology, Cognitive SciencesCredits: 2 creditsStatus: Elective;...
Instructor: Aziz Al-Azmeh
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
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
Utopianism is usually understood in everyday discourse as irrational and irresponsible dreaming about the future. A similar view is maintained by Marxists, and also by Karl Mannheim, who, observing the disastrous results of certain 20th century totalitarian utopian ideologies condemns utopianism as a whole.Here the...
Instructor: Andras Bozoki, Zsolt Cziganyik
Credits: 4.0
The course intends to give a comprehensive introduction to the history of utopian literature with a perspective that integrates literary criticism and hermeneutics with the ideas and methods of political science. In the analysis of utopias profit is drawn from the fact that in this genre literature and social sciences...
Instructor: Zsolt Czigányik
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
Voting is central to the democratic process and to legitimating the office-holders and policies that it produces. Accordingly, it is the subject of an enormous literature that offers a uniquely rich and varied insight into theory and methods in contemporary political science that also touches upon more general...
Instructor: Gabor Toka
Credits: 2.0
Voting is central to the democratic process and to legitimating the office-holders and policies that it produces. Accordingly, it is the subject of an enormous literature that offers a uniquely rich and varied insight into theory and methods in contemporary political science that also touches upon more general...
Instructor: Gabor Toka
Credits: 4.0
This course mainly serves students with an interest in political communication and comparative politics; voting behavior and public opinion; empirical democratic theory and comparative political economy; and the methodology of quantitative research. It focuses on how citizens, with their limited resources and time...
Instructor: Gabor Toka
Credits: 4.0
This is an elective graduate course that examines various theories and the relevant evidence on how low-information rationality and/or blatant preference aggregation deficits are at work in citizens’ voting behavior. In other words, we will ask how social cleavages, economic conditions, ideology, political issues,...
Instructor: Gabor Toka
Credits: 4.0

War

War involves widespread killing and maiming. For this reason it is of utmost importance to understand the morality that governs the conduct for, and in, war. Besides its practical importance war also raises many philosophical interesting issues. In this course we will explore some prominent aspects of war theory. We...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 2.0

War

War involves widespread killing and maiming. For this reason it is of utmost importance to understand the morality that governs the conduct for and in war. Besides its practical importance war also raises many philosophical interesting issues. In this course we will explore some prominent aspects of war theory. We...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 2.0
The course aims to examine welfare states and current welfare policies in a comparative perspective. In order to achieve this, different approaches on the relationship between welfare, market and state are analyzed. In the first part of the course fundamental concepts, origins and typologies of welfare state are...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 4.0
Starting from 14 FebruaryThe course aims to examine welfare states and current welfare policies in a comparative perspective. In order to achieve this, different approaches on the relationship between welfare, market and state are analyzed. In the first part of the course fundamental concepts, origins and typologies...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 4.0
The purpose of the remedial course for MA students is to serve as an introduction to key concepts, theories, institutions and actors, as well as research methods of political science. It is a remedial course that aims at providing foundations to regular classes for students coming from fields different than political...
Instructor: Robert Sata
Credits: 2.5
The purpose of the remedial course for MA students is to serve as an introduction to key concepts, theories, institutions and actors, as well as research methods of political science. It is a remedial course that aims at providing foundations to regular classes for students coming from fields different than political...
Instructor: Robert Sata
Credits: 2.5
The course is giving an overview of recent research and source publications on this topic. We will examine both medieval and early modern theories on “superstition”, “magic”, demonology, and modern explanations thereof: scapegoating, nightmares, panic, witch hunting. Historical sources will include manuals of ritual...
Instructor: Gábor Klaniczay
Credits: 2.0
This course, open to MA and PhD students, introduces participants into the life and work of four major thinkers of the XXth century, Albert O. Hirschman, Alexander Gerschenkron, Karl Polanyi, and Friedrich A. Hayek, whose thoughts remain influential and are widely debated even today.The course does not offer a full...
Instructor: Béla Greskovits
Credits: 4.0

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