Universität Wien FIND

210117 SE M7: Staatstätigkeit, Policy- und Governanceanalysen (2022W)

Coalition governments in a comparative perspective

9.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
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max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

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Donnerstag 13.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 20.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 27.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 03.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 10.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 17.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 24.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 01.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 12.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 19.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 26.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Coalition governments play an important role in democratic politics. Nowadays, there is almost no single party that wins a majority of the seats in the legislature after an election. This means that two or more parties have to negotiate and form a coalition government in order to take office. The problem is, though, that these parties pursue different policy objectives which potentially creates conflicts during the legislative term. In this seminar, we will analyse the formation, governance and termination of coalition governments in a comparative perspective. In the first part of the seminar, we will get to know the most important theories with regard to coalition formation and then talk about the distribution of policies and offices. Afterwards, we will analyse how coalition governments work before we discuss the reasons for coalition termination and potential consequences of coalition governments.

Knowledge of and interest in statistical analysis is helpful for students taking part in this course.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

• You have to take part in the first session
• Attendance and class participation (10 % of the final mark)
• Submit three meaningful questions for the required readings five times during the seminar (10 % of the final mark)
• Short discussion paper on real-world coalition formation/governance/termination (15 % of the final mark)
• Submission of research proposal and giving feedback to your peers (15 % of the final mark)
• Research paper (50 % of the final mark)

Each component will be marked separately. The overall mark will be the weighted average of the marks from the five components, whereby it is not necessary that each of the components is successful. In other words, students are allowed to fail any of the four components and can still pass the class as long as the overall mark is at least 4. However, students have to submit at least something for every component.

The marking scheme is structed as follows:

100-87 Points = 1
86,99-75 Points = 2
74,99-63 Points = 3
62,99-50 Points = 4
49,99-0 Points = 5

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Please note that this course is held in English. Students must be able and willing to read and understand academic literature in English and also be able to follow and take part in a discussion in English. Students also have to submit their coursework in English.

Attendance is required in the first class and, overall, not more than two classes can be missed (‘prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung’).

Prüfungsstoff

The content of the seminar sessions and the literature.

Literatur

The syllabus (including a literature list) will be uploaded on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 28.09.2022 12:29