Courses

The aim of this course is to equip students with the writing skills they need to carry out graduate level work at CEU, as well as in any professional or academic English-speaking environment. The program includes a taught course and individual writing consultations. The taught course introduces the basics of academic...
Credits: 0.0
The course is designed to start with the essentials of European politics – the understanding of democracy, of parliamentary systems, of elections, of parties and interest groups. Based on these essentials, specific political systems will be approached – major (i.e. larger) as well as smaller countries. The phenomenon...
Instructor: Anton Pelinka
Credits: 4.0
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with some important issues and approaches in comparative politics by presenting concrete research problems and enterprises. The readings and the lectures describe and exemplify the development of the discipline, which has resulted in a genuine methodological pluralism...
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
This course explores the meaning of constitutionalism, its basic features, and its relationship to democracy. It is assumed that the central categories of constitutionalism – basic rights, rule of law, limited government, constitutional judiciary – are relevant for political science and political theory. We begin with...
Instructor: Nenad Dimitrijevic
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 would agree that the state indeed has such authority, and that citizens are usually under a moral...
Instructor: Zoltan Miklosi
Credits: 2.0
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
Today, you open up a top political science journal and half (if not more) of the articles are littered with tables, numbers, statistical findings. The purpose of this class is to demystify these and make you an informed consumer of quantitative research. In this class you will learn the basics of statistical inference...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
Statistics is an integral part of political science research. We live in a world where there is no shortage of numerical data and there is increasing demand for people who know how to make sense of it independent of the field of work. The goal of this course is to turn you into one of these people. In this class you...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
The course is a remedial course for basic mathematics and statistics that will enable the participants to engage in the standard quantitative courses of the MA program successfully. It is a pass/fail course that will cover the essentials of arithmetic and algebra (operations, powers, roots, fractions, convergence,...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 1.0
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
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 course introduces the students to the fundamentals of empirical research in the social sciences, and gives an overview of the main qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches in actual political science research. The aims of the course are (1) to make students aware of the methodological choices in...
Instructor: Lea Sgier
Credits: 2.0
This course aims to introduce the students to the logic and instruments of empirical social research and help them acquire essential practical research skills. It is structured in three parts: Part I gives an overview of the essential features of social research, such as its grounding in robust, controlled and...
Instructor: Robert Sata
Credits: 2.0
Master of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - mandatory course for second year studentsThe objective of this seminar is to help preparing MA thesis and think through related issues of theory, research strategy, methodology, and write-up. Course participants present and discuss the newly written fieldwork/...
Instructor: Robert Sata
Credits: 1.0