Courses

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
Over the last four decades, the world has witnessed the transition of political regimes from different forms of autocracy to various new types of political regimes. The current situation provides ground for disparate, and sometimes outright contradictory, diagnoses about the present state of democracy aroudn the globe...
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
After a short introduction of the microeconomic underpinnings of neoclassical economics and political economy the course acquaints students with 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...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
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
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. 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 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 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
This advanced topic course will run in the Winter term for one week, between 7-11 March.The course explains why financial markets exist and how they have evolved by looking at the agents, actors, and institutions that generate a demand for them. The consequences of increasingly integrated markets, and the possibility...
Instructor: Herman Schwartz
Credits: 2.0
The course has three main goals:First, to introduce the main themes and paradigms of an evolving discipline, called “political economy of economic reforms” and to provide students with a conceptual and analytical framework that can be applied for studying specific reform episodes or the relationship between economics...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
Credits: 4.0
The mix at best experiences with economic reforms in general is one of the major concerns and most debated issues of our times. This course provides an introduction to an evolving discipline that studies external and internal determinants of major economic policy reforms and institutional changes, and their related...
Instructor: Attila Folsz
Credits: 4.0
The course will discuss current approaches about the normative significance and requirements of political equality. Almost everyone today accepts at a minimum that political equality requires granting each sane adult person a vote and the liberty to run for office. However, there is disagreement about further, more...
Instructor: Zoltan Miklosi
Credits: 2.0
Political ethnography is an interdisciplinary research strategy based on the immersion of the researcher in the subject matter and reasoning from within social practice to generate contextual knowledge claims. The seminar accordingly focuses on the study of politics 'from below' and 'from within' to make sense of...
Instructor: Xymena Kurowska
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
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
This seminar focuses on the comparative study of political institutions and their effects on the quality and performance of democracy. For our purposes, institutions are formal rules by which preferences are translated into collective decisions. We begin by considering what institutions are, then move on to examine...
Instructor: Pedro Riera
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective coursePolitical parties are crucial players in the process of modern mass democracies. Most dilemmas that challenge contemporary societies are reflected in their internal life and in their...
Instructor: Zsolt Enyedi
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective coursePolitical parties are crucial players in the process of modern mass democracies. Most dilemmas that challenge contemporary societies are reflected in their internal life and in their...
Instructor: Zsolt Enyedi
Credits: 4.0
Contemporary democracies are representative democracies. The aim of the seminar is to review the state of theory and empirical practice in one of the most important aspects of contemporary democracies – political representation, responsiveness and accountability. Recent mushrooming of literature on democratic...
Instructor: Radoslaw Markowski
Credits: 4.0

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