Courses

The course develops, on the one hand, a theoretical understanding of why and how multivariate statistical methods are applied in political science and, on the other hand, skills, including the application of statistical packages, to implement such analyses. The course prepares the students to critical application of...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 4.0
The course develops, on the one hand, a theoretical understanding of why and how multivariate statistical methods are applied in political science and, on the other hand, skills, including the application of statistical packages, to implement such analyses. The course prepares the students to critical application of...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 4.0
The course develops, on the one hand, a theoretical understanding of why and how multivariate statistical methods are applied in political science and, on the other hand, skills, including the application of statistical packages to carry out such analyses and the interpretation of their results. The course prepares...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 4.0
The goals of the course are to impart upon students both a theoretical and practical understanding of issues surrounding conflict management. The course begins with concepts and definitions of minorities, ethnic groups, and nations. We then consider how these fuel social movements by exploring the factors, actors and...
Instructor: Erin Kristin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
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
The course discusses  the  development of recent and contemporary economic policy paradigms. More concretely, it analyzes the causes and consequences of the rise and fall of neoliberalism, as an economic doctrine and what have emerged on its ruins. To put it differently, the course concentrates on the history of  the...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
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 course aims to link the big questions of democracy, representation, accountability and participation with practical examples of mechanisms that were developed in order to achieve “better” or “more” democracy beyond or within traditional elections and traditional organizations, usually (but...
Instructor: Marina Popescu
Credits: 4.0
The course discusses  the  development of recent and contemporary economic policy paradigms. More concretely, it analyzes the causes and consequences of the rise and fall(?) of neoliberalism, as an economic doctrine and what have emerged on its ruins. To put it with a little oversimplification, the course concentrates...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
Credits: 2.0
The course is designed to deepen the students’ existing knowledge on political parties and party systems. In most democracies political parties are central actors in the mediation of policy preferences and governmental outcomes. Their study can teach us about the nature of power, about the dynamics of collective...
Instructor: Zsolt Enyedi
Credits: 2.0
The slogan 'no parties, no democracy' still holds. Currently parties face multiple challenges, nevertheless remain main vehicles of the relationship between society and politics. They continue to be principle actors of the representative process, mechanisms of delegation, responsiveness and the like. Parties are...
Instructor: Radoslaw Markowski
Credits: 4.0
The course is designed to deepen the students’ existing knowledge on political parties and party systems. In most democracies political parties are central actors in the mediation of policy preferences and governmental outcomes. Their study can teach us about the nature of power, about the dynamics of collective...
Instructor: Zsolt Enyedi
Credits: 2.0
The course is designed to introduce students to research on legislatures in democracies across the globe, relyingon an up to date review of the literature in legislative politics. The first part of the courseconcentrateson the role of parties in legislatures: how they organize law-making in committees and on the floor...
Instructor: Mihail Chiru
Credits: 2.0
The way science works raises deep and pressing philosophical questions. Is there a way to demarcate science from non-science? How is scientific knowledge made reliable? Is it giving us access to reality or is it merely a tool for successful prediction? The so-called “analytic” project (following Barker...
Instructor: Maria Kronfeldner
Credits: 2.0
Political institutions are peculiar entities. They claim a right to issue binding directives (commands, rules, laws) to those within their jurisdiction and to enforce their directives against disobedience. Furthermore, they claim that their directives have supremacy over the directives issued by non-political...
Instructor: Janos Kis
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective courseThe course provides classic and contemporary texts and analyses of different forms of political and social change. The discussion of modernization, dependency and world system theories...
Instructor: Andras Bozoki
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective courseThis course is designed to discuss different forms of political change from theoretical and historical-comparative perspective. In the first part of the semester we examine general...
Instructor: Andras Bozoki
Credits: 4.0
October 30 – December 8 (second half)The course has an equivalent alternative in the Winter Term: Political Communication II. with a bigger focus on the topic of 'misinformation'.This MA-level course provides an overview of the main topics, approaches, and methodologies in the study of political communication. It...
Instructor: Marina Popescu
Credits: 2.0
This MA-level course provides an overview of the main topics, approaches, and methodologies in the study of political communication. It explores the range of actors involved in political communication and how the information flows between them matter for democratic politics.We critically examine key concepts such as...
Instructor: Oana Lup
Credits: 4.0
This MA-level course provides an overview of the main topics, approaches and methodologies in the study of political communication. It explores the range of actors involved in political communication and how the information flows between them matter for democracy.We critically examine key concepts such as democratic...
Instructor: Oana Lup
Credits: 4.0
This MA-level course provides an overview of the main topics, approaches, and methodologies in the study of political communication. It explores the range of actors involved in political communication and how the information flows between them matter for democratic politics.We critically examine key concepts such as...
Instructor: Oana Lup
Credits: 4.0
This course offers an overview of the main theories, concepts and empirical approaches to the subject of political communication in democratic nations. The course starts with a review of the main theoretical and empirical studies covering issues such as the modalities of political campaign and communication, the role...
Instructor: José Pereira
Credits: 4.0
This MA-level seminar provides an overview of the main topics, approaches and methodologies in the study of political communication. We will explore the range of actors involved in political communication and how the information flows between them matter for democracy. We will critically examine key concepts such as...
Instructor: Marina Popescu
Credits: 2.0
This MA-level course provides an overview of the main topics, approaches, and methodologies in the study of political communication. It explores the range of actors involved in political communication and how the information flows between them matter for democratic politics.We critically examine key concepts used in...
Instructor: Oana Lup
Credits: 2.0

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